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From Chasing Bugs to Chasing Babies – Advice for Parent Photographers

There’s an assumption among many non-photographers that if you’re any kind of photographer, you’re every kind of photographer. I’ve nurtured a life-long passion for macro insect photography so when I fell pregnant with my now toddler son, friends and family naturally assumed my photography would evolve from taking detailed portraits of bugs to taking gorgeous… Read More From Chasing Bugs to Chasing Babies – Advice for Parent Photographers

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Why Bug Photography Ethics Bug Me

Imagine seeing a photograph of a baby zebra sleeping peacefully atop the head of an adult tiger. Sounds crazy, right? Now imagine that same crazy image winning grand prizes in prestigious photography competitions. Meanwhile, the photographer claims the scene was not manipulated in any way. No ethical nature photographer would attempt to convince viewers this photograph was legitimate and no wildlife enthusiast… Read More Why Bug Photography Ethics Bug Me

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Macro Insect and Spider Photography: The Basics, part 2

You’ve been chasing the same insect throughout your garden for over 20 minutes. This particular insect caught your eye because you’ve never seen anything quite like it. You mentally envision the accolades you’ll receive when the world learns that you’ve discovered a new species (not likely). If only this darn thing would sit still long enough to… Read More Macro Insect and Spider Photography: The Basics, part 2

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Macro Insect and Spider Photography: The Basics, part 1

The single most asked question I get about insect and spider photography is how on earth I manage to capture shots of perfectly posed critters. It’s no secret that insects and spiders don’t take direction well. If you’ve ever attempted to photograph a wasp with a mere two inches of working distance, you’ll understand. Photographing… Read More Macro Insect and Spider Photography: The Basics, part 1