My name is AiToR Badiola Manero, I was born in 1964 and I live in Laguardia, Pais Vasco, Spain.
My intention when I look for images is to express my admiration for Nature. I believe in the photography a a means for the transmission of the beauty of nature and the wish of protecting it. I want to show its more intimate beauty and transmit my love to her and in this way to promote her respect, the desire to keep her, to care for her, to protect what we have left of her on earth.
I like to cover all the possibilities offered by nature photography, from the documentary to the abstract, through all the creative possibilities among.
I also work with travel photography and ethnographic, especially expressive portraits of individuals in their environment.
I would like to take photos that have both composition and message. I aspire to be able to create a message with the composition as a tool, because it is in the composition where I can most influence as an author. In fact to keep on learning photography I like to study the masters of Painting.
Any way, I think that good compositions have already been created by Nature and you just have to go look for them.What I look for when photographing is also to capture the emotions that I feel when I am attracted by a particular spot. Above all I try to grasp its essence. I like to freeze time, to make eternal a beautiful moment. Summarizing, what I enjoy most is the process of continuous learning.
35mm Canon 5DSR camera.
Lents canon: 14L, 11-24L, 24-70L, 24TS-E L, 50 f1.4, MP-E65 macro, 100L macro, 70-200L, 200L, 100-400L, 400 f4 DO, 600 f4 L.
Duplicator 2X and 1.4X. Extension tubes.
Nikon coolpix A for street photography. Olympus TG-6 for underwater photography.
Tripod Gitzo, ball-point, GH-2 label; Millimeter ball. 2 Flash 430EX II, remote control ST-E2, windows of light, reflectors, diffuser, umbrella, light box, tripods of flash. 2 outbreaks. Flashlights. Intervalometer.
Filters: polarizer, neutral density, reverse neutral gradient and 2 neutral gradients.
Chair-hide, camouflage nets, wader. Deck chair. Binoculars.
Slide Scanner and iMac.
I have photographed and observed nature since I was a teenager and I consider myself a naturalis. I am passionate about learning, creating and improving in this art of photography. My photographic modalities are: Landscape, Flora, Fauna, Creative photography, Travel and Human beings in its natural environment.
I feel qualified to do any photographic work based on Nature.