Madagascar is a photographer’s paradise. Its creatures and colors are so otherworldly, even an experienced photographer might have a difficult time capturing it all with a click of their extra powerful and super sensitive apparatus. As an armature photographer, it pained me to visit such a magical place and be held back time after time by the impotence of my pathetic photographic equipment and my own lack of experience as a photographer. Beauty was all around, but I failed, at first, to capture it with my little point-n’-shoot, and it frustrated me to no end. I had a choice: leave the masterpieces to the artists, or become one myself. I chose the latter. Embracing “Experimentation is the key to innovation” and “Practice makes perfect” as my general rules, I set into the rain forest ready to hang upside-down, if necessary, to get the perfect shot. And what do you know, it worked!

The wonders of the digital age allowed me to fast track experiments that would otherwise take days, if not weeks, and I was able to learn from my mistakes right away, evaluating my work right there on the little screen, and adjusting the settings on my limited equipment enough to get my own masterpieces.

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Born in Ukraine, raised in Israel, and acquiring her higher education in the US, Sarit Reizin is proud to call herself a citizen of the world. However, to stay worthy of the title, she felt a nomadic lifestyle was in order, and in November 2005 left the comforts of the first world with no desire of coming back any time soon.