Macro Techniques

Reverse Pancake Macro: High magnification and low cost

I am fiercely passionate about macro insect and spider photography. I’ve spent 18 years experimenting and practicing with various equipment and techniques, always looking for the perfect macro setup. Six years ago, I purchased the Canon ƒ/3.5L 180mm macro lens and a year later I paired it with the Canon MT-24EX Twin Lite Macro flash.… Read More Reverse Pancake Macro: High magnification and low cost

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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