The advancements in consumer-level photography mean that we have a lot of good people out there giving us a fresh look at things we’ve seen a million times. Things like the inside of a tube of toothpaste, or a stick of deodorant, or a pomegranate. In the past, you might get a glimpse of this sort of thing in a quick…
You’ve never truly known what kind of gunk lives beneath the keys of your keyboard until you’ve seen them melted off in hi-def macro photography.
Does it come as any surprise that a portrait photographer’s hobby would still be photography? Given that Levon Biss didn’t have room for an entire portrait studio at home, he turned to shooting insects in his spare time. But his macro setup, and skills have resulted in some of the most spectacular insect portraits…
We’re in the thick of summer now, which means one thing. The creepy crawly bugs are out. But don’t be afraid. For this week’s Shooting Challenge, grab your camera and take some photos.
Scotland-based photographer Chris Morgan captured this remarkable macro shot of a hummingbird while visiting Bosque De Paz Nature Reserve in Costa Rica. In case you were wondering: Yes, that is Morgan's reflection in the hummingbird's eye.
Insects are pretty much the raison d'etre of macro photography. And while there are plenty examples out there, this collection of hundreds of high-res creepy crawlies collected by the U.S. Geological Survey deserves some special attention.
Oleg Zhukov identifies as a "beginning photographer," but we doubt many people would think to use the word "beginner" when describing his work, especially after perusing his photostream. The Russian artist's macro photography is particularly arresting, thanks to a compelling combination of interesting subject matter…
Oil, watercolors and nanoscale iron particles make for some of the most psychedelic imagery this side of an LSD trip — and we've got the hi-res macro photographs to prove it.
Biological flying machine? Terrifying monster of the deep? Nope - this is just a scanning electron microscopy image of a Lamnacarus ornatus, or common mite.
Magazine-quality studio macro shots are gorgeous. Small objects with exquisite detail and perfect lighting. Well, what's so insane about those photos is that they can be duplicated at high noon with nothing more than the sun and a foil reflector.
Back in November, we challenged you to guess the medium used to create these eye-catching images. Finnish artist Erno-Erik Raitanan had produced the series by cultivating bacteria samples on color negative film.
National Geographic has an excellent explainer on how to improve your macro photography skills. What it boils down to is don't be afraid to experiment, play with angles and aperture, come prepared for the unexpected, and be patient.
Macro photography never gets old. And the 153 entries to this week's Shooting Challenge prove it. (They also prove that people loooveee taking photos of insects, eyeballs and flowers—not that there's anything wrong with that!)
It's been a long time coming. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we're celebrating the tiny - that which is captured through macro photography. And even if you don't own a macro lens, don't fret, there are ways.
Space-age jelly? A new art installation from Jeff Koons? A scary CGI sextoy massager? Let's all pull together now, before opinions are polarized even more...