Based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Out of Chicago Instructor
Macro Mad Scientist
Don Komarechka is a nature and macro photographer. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer. Always science-minded but never formally trained, Don uses photography as a way to explore and understand the world around him. Photographing something unusual or unknown is the perfect excuse to learn something new. Don’s work often pushes up against the technical limitations of modern camera equipment and the physical limitations of light itself.
Don has worked on documentary film projects from National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, CBC and more. Don has published countless photographic tutorials as well as numerous books to help educate and entertain fellow photographers.
“Pushing the limits of light while still producing visually stunning images is my passion. If someone is captivated enough to re-evaluate the world around them, I’ve done my job.”