Tag Archives: Techniques and Styles

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Approaches to Macro Photography

How many paths to macro photography? Let me count the ways… the impulse shooter:  “Wow. Quick, grab a picture of that beautiful/weird/yucky bug! ” BugGuide receives many examples this kind of image every day. the natural […]

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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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Book Review: Digital Macro & Close-up Photography by Ross Hoddinott

Matt Cole first brought this book to my attention, and with his recommendation, (and having borrowed the first edition from our local library a few years ago) I did not wait long to order a copy of […]

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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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Spring Dreaming

Still battling inertia in 2013… Like others I am going through a bout of the doldrums now. While I always look forward to winter to catch up with the many tasks I ignore in the warmer months, […]

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The Week on Sunday 9

Just a small round-up this week, starting off with some amazing scarabs! Science From Wits University, South Africa. A look into dung beetles, in boots and dancing, plus more… And see for more on these […]

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Feature Photographer: Heather Angel

It is with great pleasure  (I’m grinning as I type this!) that I present this interview with Heather Angel. Heather was one of the first photographers who inspired me to pursue nature photography when I discovered her early […]

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