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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

Bug Life, Stories

Welcome, Bug Lovers

My interest in photography started when I was around twelve years old. I remember taking my father’s point and shoot film camera and trying (unsuccessfully) to capture close-up images of the flowers in our backyard. I would hold the camera as close as possible to the flower and snap away roll after roll of film,… Read More Welcome, Bug Lovers