About me

Michal Krause

I have been photographing for more than 15 years and I love nature and animals all my life. So it was natural to combine both of my these passions and become a wildlife and nature photographer. I traveled four continents and a number of biotopes from mountains and northern plains through European woods to tropical rainforests with my camera.

In 2015 I left well-established internet business and started to work as a freelancer. Most of my current activities are related to photography:

You can follow my work in gallery, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Successes and awards

I am very proud that Fujifilm has chosen me among the X-Photograpers – elite world group of ambassadors of Fujifilm X system.

My photos were awarded in following contests:

The gear I use

I use Fujifilm cameras and lenses exclusively since 2016, and I traveled to many different countries with them. Currently, you could find the following items in my backpack when I travel for photographing wildlife:

  • Fujifilm X-T2 – my main body
  • Fujifilm X-T20 – my back-up body which I use more and more often. I have a wide-angle lens attached to it typically, so I can use it quickly, which is much comfortable then swapping lenses on one body.
  • Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 – my main lens for photographing wildlife
  • Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 – small and lightweight (215 grams only!) macro lens with 1:2 reproduction ratio
  • Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 – a fantastic fast wide-angle lens that I also use for shooting details because I can focus to 15 cm from the subject (reproduction ratio about 1:5)

When I am home, I use two more lenses:

  • Fujinon XF23mmF1.4 – an excellent lens equivalent to 35mm on full-frame which is great for reportage, street photography, or contact portraits. I almost do not take it off my camera when I am home, and I use it for photographing kids or family trips.
  • Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 – a portrait lens equivalent to 85mm on a full-frame camera. I use it mainly for commercial shooting and occasionally for taking pictures of my kids.

Photos

Shooting in Thailand

Shooting in Thailand (photo by Petr Bambousek)

Při focení papuchalků v Norsku (foto: Jakub Hodáň)

Photographing puffins in Norway (photo by Jakub Hodáň)

Při focení jelenů v Dánsku (foto: Jakub Hodáň)

Photographing deers in Denmark (photo by Jakub Hodáň)

V civilu při natáčení kurzu o Capture One pro KurzyŽivě (foto: Antonín Lavrenčík)

During recording the Capture One course for KurzyŽivě TV (photo by Antonín Lavrenčík)