Category Archives: Technique

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Keep that big green stinkbug at arm’s length

A quick macro photography tip: when your subject is slow and compliant, and when regulations and common sense allow you to pull a branch, side shoot or flower stem from a plant (in your garden, […]

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Birch Leaf Miner

As a lapsed horticulturist, I am well aware of the leaf miners and the damage they can do to trees. I see the symptoms of them often on my nature wanderings or when working in the […]

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Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop

Coming this Saturday, July 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ellis Bird Farm, the first Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop! This day-long workshop is aimed at photographers who have previously taken the […]

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Testing the Air

While watering plants in the garden, I spotted two Scarlet Malachite beetles apparently ‘head-butting’ each other on the stem of a plant, so I rushed to get my camera. By the time I returned the pair […]

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Playing in the Sand

I took a day-trip to the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area last week, a lovely bright sky day without too much heat. The early and coolest part of the walk was not great for bug photography, […]

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Linkfest – A World Guide to Macro Photography

  Some of the best macro photographers in the world take the time to share their equipment choices and the techniques they use. I’ve attempted to gather some of these informational posts in the links […]

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Anand Varma — Getting the Pictures

As a follow-up on the previous post, here is a short video on how Anand Varma obtained some of the images for National Geographic. Some brief glimpses into his equipment and set-up. Looks like a […]

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Photography Workshop Update

Alberta Summer Photography Workshops 2014 Click the links for more details! 5 August. Ellis Bird Farm: Introduction to Photography with the Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR) 19 August. Ellis Bird Farm:  Close-up and Macro Photography with the […]

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