So you want to be a Macro photographer

posted on 26th of september, 2012

Ok, for ages I have toyed with the idea of trying out macro photography. Normally I end up leaving this thought on the back burner thinking it's a lot of trouble to photograph bugs. Any hows today I stumbled across this great video by Thomas Shahan's video on shooting bugs, his results are pretty amazing and would be a very good bench mark of quality to aim for if your thinking of selling bug photo's on DT. Many of his pictures can be seen here on his website : Thomas Shahan bug pic's.

This shot is not by Thomas but used to give an idea of the type of shots he captures.

Enjoy the video :)


Comments (7)

Posted by Myriiel on July 01, 2014
It's funny... I actually gotto see that video yesterday and had a comment on youtube about it... Coincidence?
Posted by Suyerry on July 12, 2013
Good video, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Brianarbuthnot on February 15, 2013
Indeed,thanks for sharing this.Stunnjng work.
Posted by Jdanne on September 29, 2012
I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Egomezta on September 26, 2012
Thanks for sharing.
Posted by M4rio1979 on September 26, 2012
Thomas Shahan is the main reason why I have started with macro photography...everyday I am trying to found and shoot some jumping spiders, which are my favorite subject in macro photography. He really has some beautiful macro shots.
Posted by Photoncatcher on September 26, 2012
agree,Thomas's pics is great,the top macro shot.

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