Macro Photography: Tips for Getting Close to Insects

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You often see incredible macro photos of various insects from butterflies to ladybugs to spiders. Yet some insects are far more skittish than others, which can make for an adventure when trying to photograph them.

In today’s lesson, we review several popular insect subjects and explain how you can best approach them to increase your chances of getting a great shot.

Spiders

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Spiders creep out many people, but for a macro photographer, there isn’t a better subject. Spiders barely move, even as you approach them, so you needn’t worry about sneaking up on them. They are usually big enough that you can easily get them in sharp focus without getting too close anyway.

Another advantage of spiders is that if they are on their web, you instantly have a more visually interesting photograph because of the lines created by the spider’s web. In fact, a spider’s web on its own makes for an interesting macro photo.

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