Hi everyone, I took a lesson with a professional photographer on last monday morning. We woke up at 4am to be sure to arrive at the location before the sun goes up. We stayed there for almost 3 hours. The goal was to work on the composition and have something artistic. Some think they're dark (on the contrary some other pictures are with white background, depends on what we want), but it's intentionally aimed this way. It's not a naturalistic approach. We try to catch a certain atmosphere or create a special atmosphere. That's something I want to work on and improve. It goes without saying that I was still working with my one and only kit lens. It's not the proper tool for this kind of work but I did my best. Funny thing to notice, my "teacher" Thomas Delahaye (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowshadow92/) works with a Canon 5D III but doesn't use the OVF. He shoots exclusively with the liveview for he's macro/proxi photo work. He uses a Canon 100mm macro lens and a 150mm for this kind of work. He also shoots birds, in this case he has just invested in a $10 000 500mm lens! Hope for him it'll be profitable. As a comparaison, I'll attach later 4 of his pictures he took the same day with me. They're pretty similar actually, makes me kinda proud! One the mentors on this photography type is Cyril VERRON in France. Here is his website. I want to be able to reach this kind of quality one day! It's very artistic! http://www.light-and-exposure.com/#!gallery Hope you'll enjoy!