We encourage all of our visitors and members to contribute their knowledge and experience to the betterment of our community. If you have any special knowledge of a subject or have any special photomacrography techniques that you would like to share with our visitors and members, consider submitting a short article. Perhaps you've acquired a new peice of equipment and would like to write a review for our membership. Read any good books about photomacrography lately? We'd be happy to publish your reviews. There are no deadlines. Articles may be submitted for publication at any time. Review the Submission Guidelines.
A Simple Monopod Head...By Thomas Webster. I am an active macrophotographer who is always on the go chasing active subjects. To help me steady my camera and flash combination I carry a monopod. Instead of attaching a tripod-like head to the monopo, what I have come up with is a simple fork you can make for a few dollars...Read more...   Why Is My Pink Flower Blue?...by Sue Alden. I love photographing flowers. My yard is filled with an assortment of flowers that range in style and color. Many a time I am surprised when I view the images in my camera. I have to run back out and take a second look...Read more...
     
"CCD Bloom" or Chromatic Lens Aberrations?...by Thomas Webster. Are you often frustrated by images that have purplish or green fringing around high contrast edges? It's not your camera's ccd/cmos sensor to blame. Read this article to find the source of the color fringing...Read more...   Using the Panasonic FZ series of fixed zoom digital cameras for macrophotography...by Danny Young. Using just a simple + 3 diopter can give good results. Better results can be obtained by using a Nikon 6T, a Canon 250D, or a Raynox dcr-250. Read more...
     
The Homemade Combined Macro Lens...by Tom Burger. If your camera doesn't have the ability to attach other lenses to it, like mine, there is an alternative way to attach them to your camera. I prefer to use toilet paper rolls...Read more...    
 
To Be a Bee or To Be a Bee Fly? Differentiating Bees from Flies...by Thomas Webster. Ever wonder whether the wee beastie you caught on film or digital is a fly or bee? This article deals with the different characteristics between flies and bees to help you make a positive ID...Read more...   Is it a True Bug or Just Another '67 Beetle? Who's What?...by Thomas Webster. In my experience, the second most commonly confused orders of insects are the Order Hemiptera (True Bugs) and the Order Coleoptera (Beetles and Weevils). Both of these orders are quite large and diverse...Read more...
Compositing Images For Increased Depth Of Field In Macrophotography...by Mark Plonsky. Here's a great article on how to use Photoshop to composite images and increase the depth of field in your images. Written by a master of the technique. Read more...    
In Memoriam...Our first two articles are published posthumously for Mike Ash (1951-2004). Mike was a photomacrographer with a unique passion and empathy for his subjects. A gentle man, Mike was tragically taken from us in January, 2004. Mike made a number of amazingly nice macro images using a simple point and shoot digital camera with small magnifying lenses for close focusing. Somehow we know Mike would have been an enthusiastic and active member of www.photomacrography.net.
The Homemade Macro Lens...by Mike Ash. "My interest in macro photography came about when I came into the possession of a digital camera, an Olympus D-400z point and shoot, but was unable to go places to take pictures because I'm disabled. That limited me to what I could find in my yard. I experimented with holding close up filters in front of the camera lens, and then tried jewelers loupes." Read more...

Butterfly Tips...by Mike Ash. "The easiest way to get pictures of butterflies is to grow your own. If you want to take pictures of the whole life cycle, then that is probably the only way to do it. Any local butterfly club can tell you what to plant. That or any decent nursery should be able to help you. Even if you live in an apartment you can still keep a few plants on your porch or balcony, and the ones that I use are anything but expensive." Read more...

     
 
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