Tag Archives: Depth of field

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Out, damned spot!

  One of the more frustrating problems in natural light insect photography, particularly with insects with large eyes, is the large specular highlight that is created by the sun. A small catch light in the […]

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Book Review: The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-up Photography

Have you heard the phrase, “Write the book you want to read.“?  Well, when I first flipped through this book after I received my free copy in the mail,  my first thought was, Someone wrote […]

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Six Tips to Improve Your Bug Photography

I have been teaching workshops for a couple of years now, I have gained some idea of the most common areas that many aspiring macro photographers need to work on to improve their photography. Compose […]

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Philodromid Mom

A Running Crab Spider (Family Philodromidae) found in the garden under a lily leaf, guarding her egg case. Running crab spiders are hunters, and do not build webs to capture prey. When hunting they do lay a […]

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Shoot long and shoot often

My favourite shot of the Marbled Orb Weaver photo session. After photographing the spider on a white background, I returned it to nature, to a convenient path-side log. I followed it as it moved over its […]

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Macro Photography: what’s it good for?

What is close-up and macro photography really good for? getting closer to nature…real close! Macro photography is a great way to explore insects, fungi, mosses, lichens in their habitat. contributing to science through citizen science projects […]

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Bugs with Coffee

Had a great afternoon yesterday. While the snow was piling-up, I was cosy inside the home doing a macro workshop for a teenage girl and her father. Very pleasing to work a youngster when they […]

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Pole Dancing: Macro Style

Here is a simple and cheap DIY technique I picked up from ace macro photographer, Brian Valentine (aka: Lord V.).  A  bean pole can be used for gaining vertical stability when using your hand-held camera […]

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