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.
Freezing soap bubble
Water droplet refractions on Dandelion seeds
For as much as Don is an artist, he is also an educator that freely shares every element of his creations with the public. There are no secrets, there is nothing held back in the way he describes his work to others. The idea is simple: allowing others to understand everything that goes into an image will only add value and appreciation to the work. There is no fear that someone will replicate the process – in fact, this is encouraged. Any image that is created with the same techniques will be as unique as the photographer creating them. In this way, Don has been featured in nationally syndicated television programs in Canada and has established a respected and growing international following.
Don Komarechka is a published author, international educator and public speaker. His work has been featured in numerous galleries and museums including the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, and even on Canadian currency. Having worked for various documentary films from Discovery, National Geographic, BBC and CBC, Don has found himself both behind and in front of the camera detailing the hidden beauty of the natural world.
Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes was Don’s first publication that detailed both the science and photography of snowflakes. Macro Photography: The Universe at Our Feet, being published in 2020, aims to be the most comprehensive instructional book on the topic of macro photography ever written. Don Komarechka has also written for many publications including Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Photography Canada, Digital Photographer as well as the popular photography website PetaPixel.