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About Mike

Mike Elfner was born in 1965 in Zurich, Switzerland. During his childhood he developed a strong fascination for nature and wildlife. When he bought his first camera at the age of 16, he became as passionate about photography.

Mike Elfner is an amateur photographer only as he is an IT professional heading an advisory business unit.

Ethics

“The ethics of photography are the same as the ethics of life, and all revolve around respect,” says National Geographic photographer Beverly Joubert.

 

Though there is no guidebook, there are a few basic principles that can help make the way clearer:

  1. Do no harm

  2. Keep it wild

  3. Follow the laws

  4. Consider the captive

  5. Caption with honesty

Fore more details visit National Geographic, please.

Gear

Gear is not the most important thing in Nature & Wildlife photography, but it helps to use the right tool at the right moment.

 

Far more important is to know your gear. Know the possibilities and the limitations of your camera bodies and your lenses. Learn and practice to blindly control
your gear.

 

Mike Elfner actually uses the following gear:

  • Nikon mirrorless camera (Nikon Z7) with attached grip

  • Nikkor lenses from 15mm to 500mm, sometimes combined with a 1.4 tele converter

  • Gitzo tripod with lens coat camouflage and Manfrotto fluid head

  • Godox flashes with Better Beamer

  • Kase filters

  • Backpacks from Mammut, GuraGear and Wandred

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