About

Hello, I’m Yoann Thiébaut-George from Paris, France. Welcome to my photographic experiments pages !

I got my first camera and quickly became a passionate self-taught photographer in the early 2000’s, during my Arts studies.
Since then, I enjoy shooting rich and vibrant scenes of both urban and natural environments. As i’m curious about both the smaller and larger scales of nature,
Macro/Ultra-Macro and Astrophotography naturally added to my photographic hobbies along the way. I’ve learned a lot by trial and error, and internet ressources =)

Here’s an archive of my Flickr old Portfolio activity from 2009 to 2012 :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yoh3d/albums

Visited Locations:
French Guyana / Martinique island / Réunion island / England / Australia & Austria / USA / Switzerland / South Africa / Brazil / China / Dubaï / Qatar / Italy / Spain / Belgium / Netherland / Germany / Slovakia / Venezuela / Singapore / Hong-Kong / Indonesia… and many more are still on the To-Go list !

Specific techniques used: High Dynamic Range imaging & Post-Processing – UltraMacro (2x-12x) Focus Stacking – Astronomy Frame Stacking

Photo Gear doesn’t make a good photographer. But…some higher-end lenses/sensors combos clearly helped me getting way better pictures than with my earlier kits. Tutorials & softwares/plugins training in general has also helped me achieving higher quality results through pre- and post-processing of my raw files.
Most of my photo gear has been bought second-hand, and here’s the humble log so far :

Past cameras & lenses (2002-2018)

  • Bodies: Sony Cybershot DSC-P71 -> Canon EOS 400D -> Canon Eos 50D -> Canon EOS 7D & Grip
  • Lenses:
    – Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS f/3.5-5.6
    – EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    – EF 75-300 mm F/4-5.6 II USM
    – EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
    – EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    – EF-S 10-18 mm F/4,5-5,6 IS STM
    (the two last ones were fantastic with the Canon 50D & 7D APS-C)

Present camera & lenses

  • Sony A7III + SmallRig L-Bracket
  • Vanguard Alta 204 AP Tripod & Benro Ib1 Ballhead + Manfrotto Clamp
  • Sigma MC11 for Canon mount + contactless Nikkon adaptors for Sony FE mount
  • Laowa 15mm F/2 Zero-D
  • Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM & Canon 1.4x Teleconverter
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 (70’s manual macro lens)
  • Laowa 25 mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

Astro gear:
Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 1500mm f/12 (Skywatcher 127 AZ-Goto)
+ Barlow x2 to x5 & Canon mount T-Ring – various IR & Lunar filters – modded Logitech C270 webcam – ZWO Atmospheric Dispertion Corrector – Kepler Dielectric diagonal mirror

UltraMacro extra gear:
Canon mount Fotodiox 150mm Bellow – Extension tubes (31+21+13mm)
Macro Reverse Ring Mount Adapters – Velbon Super Mag Slider MicroRail
various LED lights

Highest magnification “Frankensteinesque” macro setups achieved so far :