If you spend time in nature, I bet you have been stung by ants more than once. And have you ever wondered how do these little critters inject their venom under our skin? Thanks to scientist Adrian Smith, you can now see it from up close. He has filmed the world’s first close-up, super slow motion video of how ants’ stingers work. And while it teaches you something new, it’s also very captivating to watch.
Beauty of Science has presented us with some amazing video before. To celebrate The International Year of the Periodic Table, the team has created a fantastic video which celebrates human life. We’ve all mainly been made of 11 chemical elements, and this video shows these elements from up close in a beautiful series of macro video clips.
Freehand flower photography out in nature (or your local neighborhood) is one of my favorite photography genres. In this article, and in the accompanying video, I will give you my 8 best tips for flower photography in the wild.
I love macro photography as it enables us to see the beauty in small things.
For this particular project, I wanted to show details (including textures) of a mundane object; an old rusty screw on a piece of wood (an old cutting board). In addition, I wanted to illustrate how the focus shifts on an object with an odd shape like this across the frame using video animation of the individual still images.
You already know there are hundreds of millions of sweat pores on your skin. But have you ever seen them in action? Timelapse Vision has created a timelapse video of sweat pores on the ridges of fingertips. They are the reason why you leave fingerprints on surfaces, and why your phone screen gets smudgy.
The timelapse is fantastic: it’s well made, but its true value is in the fact that it shows something we all have, but never get to see from such proximity.
There are plenty of ways to take photos of snowflakes. Some are complicated, some are simple, and some are DIY to the max. Photographer Chrissy Kerkhof shared with us a very simple setting she used to take clear and crisp snowflake photos. It takes only one additional piece of gear to the lens and the camera.
BLIPS is an ultra portable super slim pair of lenses for your smartphone. One offers macro, letting you focus much closer than your phone’s standard lens will allow. The other is a micro lens, allowing you to get even closer, for some big magnification.
Mobile macro lenses are certainly nothing new, but this is the first we’ve seen with such a small and unobtrusive form factor, making it ideal to slip in your wallet and keep with you when you’re out and about.
Innovation plays a large part in creativity and vice versa. When photographers are able to find the perfect balance of those two things, awesome ideas using unusual methods are created. Such is the case when Sedley Place was tasked with creating an innovative ad campaign for Diageo, the parent company of Smirnoff and Guinness. They decided on a “Liquid Landscape” theme, which would feature slow motion close up shots of frosty glasses of beer and swirling mixed drinks.
To be able to maintain a large depth of field while shooting moving liquids at macro ratios, the creators came up with an unorthodox equipment setup to capture extreme close-ups of frosty glasses of beer and mixed drinks. Using for a borescope camera, a type of camera used almost exclusively in the biological and science photography realms, the photographers were able to capture the mouth watering footage with very little loss of detail.