10 Macro Tips for Photographing Insects

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Photographing insects is a matter of good timing, patience and suitable equipment. Dismiss any one of these key factors and your photos won’t be satisfactory. If you’re fascinated by butterflies, spiders, dragonflies and any other bug in its minuscule environment, these macro tips will give you some techniques and approaches to achieve the perfect shot.

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What makes insect photography so alluring is that it reveals unbelievable details we can’t see with a naked eye.

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Nikon Small World: Excellence in Photography through the Microscope

Fly by Charles Krebs, 1st Place 2005The Nikon Small World competition is a showcase for the best photomicrography—photographs of tiny things through a microscope—on the planet. The winners for the 2007 competition have been chosen (but have not been announced). For the first time, Nikon is allowing visitors to see the top 100 entries and rate them. The photographs are surreal, otherworldly, and strikingly beautiful. Well worth a visit if you are interested in extreme macro photography.

For more about photomicrography (in case you want to enter the 2008 competition):

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An introduction to macro and close-up photography

Macro photography is one of the most demanding disciplines of photography. The world of the small is a strange and unique place and makes some unusual demands on a photographer interested in capturing its beauty. Razor thin depth of field, extremely close working distances, and long exposure times combine to make macro photography a challenge. But it’s a challenge with a reward. Macros reveal a world that can’t be seen with the naked eye, alien landscapes, and strange creatures both beautiful and grotesque. I encourage you to try it. Many who do find a passion for macro photography they never knew existed.

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