Category Archives: Macro

Pro interview: Sue Bishop ~ Graeme Green

A childhood love of flowers has taken photographer and author Sue Bishop on adventures around the world, from Tuscany to Texas, always seeking out the most colourful, beautiful, flower-filled landscapes to photograph. Some Great Ideas…

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HOW TO FIND & PHOTOGRAPH GREAT MACRO SUBJECTS ~ Simon Takk

While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already have thousands of great shots from pro photographers, the opportunities to take new, unique, and exciting macro shots are endless! Read…

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Ten expert tips for successful macro photography ~ Barney Britton and Thomas Shahan

Thomas’s interest in macro photography began when he started watching jumping spiders in his backyard. After studying art at the University of Oklahoma, he left for Oregon to work in the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s entomology lab. There, he worked … Continue reading

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How To Photograph Small Animals ~ Anne Mckinnell

Welcome to my new blog series I am calling “Great Subjects”! The idea behind this series is to give you specific themes to focus your attention on, a quest if you will, for your photography outings. Expand your horizons! Get outside your … Continue reading

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Microsculpture ~ The Insect Portraits of Levon Bliss

Here is chance to see some extreme macro work plus some extremely interesting images from the Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. See Images…

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STACK IT UP! – A GUIDE TO USING THE FOCUS STACKING PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUE ~ Breathing Colour Blog

When a single shot won’t get everything in focus, try stacking a series of differently focused shots of the same scene. It’s easy, it’s fun—and it can be very useful. This technique is most often used for close-up macro work, … Continue reading

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Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop (Video Tutorial) ~ Rajib Mukherjee

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make several images of the same scene—each one slightly off in terms of focusing distance—and … Continue reading

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10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas ~ Julie Waterhouse

Are you looking for some interesting and out of the ordinary project ideas for your close up or macro photography? Want to break away from the usual flowers, leaves, plants and mushrooms? Tired of bugs, butterflies, and spiders? All of … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Photographing Bugs and Insects ~ Simon Ringsmuth

Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies might not seem like compelling subjects, but if you … Continue reading

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10 Macro Photography Shots Straight Out of a Bug’s Life ~ Kristina Josic

Macro photography (or photomacrography or macrography, and sometimes macrophotography), is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. Check out what we brought you today … Continue reading

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