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Although I spent my career working with birds and really enjoy bird photography, I have been fascinated by insects and other arthropods from an early age. The seemingly endless number of species, the astonishing life histories and behaviors, and the incredible mimicry that some species have evolved keeps my fascination alive and flourishing! There are many beautiful photos of insects taken in the field in their natural settings that are posted here on NatureScapes and other forums and I greatly admire the effort and skill that goes into making these superb images! However, here is alternate approach for you to consider—that of bringing your subject into the “studio” to photograph where one controls the lighting, substrate, and background. Sound complicated and expensive? It really isn’t. This has opened up a whole new world of macro photography for me and it can do the same for you! Continue reading »
Determining Composition - Part 1
by Ofer Levy | July 25, 2014
Composition is the arrangement of visual elements in the image. Successful composition should lead the viewer’s eye toward the most important parts of the image. It should help portray whatever it is that you wish your image to convey. Good composition is a crucial element of a great photograph. I have seen a lot of fantastic captures that have never evolved into excellent photos due to poor composition. Continue reading »
Creating Photo Art
by Ashim Dey | July 07, 2014
For the purpose of this article we will consider photo art as anything that has a digital photograph as its base and is created purely using software on a computer and doesn’t involve any paintings with physical objects. The photo art can then be printed on canvas or paper of the artist’s choice for further viewing and distribution. Why give your photos that painterly look? As I have been increasingly drawn towards photo art, I have pondered over this question. Continue reading »
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