Close Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) shared its last year’s winners in late 2021. And while we wait for the 2022 winners – there’s the “Two of a Kind” challenge to bring us more fantastic photos. It’s a themed contest that runs outside the annual CUPOTY competition, and this time it’s all about tandems.
In this video, macro photographer Jens from Another Perspective walks us through how to take these intriguing ultra-close ups of your own or somebody else’s iris. Once the iris is cut out from the background in Photoshop it provides a unique view of what the eye looks like, in a way that you would never normally see it. Just a quick word of warning: I’m a bit squeamish when it comes to eyes so for anyone of a similar disposition you might want to skip this tutorial!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love it when two different forms of art intertwine to create something new and unique. Such is the project Too Close for Comfort by the UK-based photographer Courtenay Florence. Florence mixes macro photography and writing, adds a generous amount of intimacy, psychology, and subconscious, and sprinkles it with a bit of horror. Her photos show skin up close and personal, and each of them tells a story that will send shivers down your spine.
Judging from the current situation, we’ll face another round of lockdowns soon. Winter is also closer than it seems here in the Northern hemisphere, so all in all- I guess we’ll be at home a lot more. And in case you get bored, you can always spend some quality time with your camera. In this video, Run N Gun will show you ten ideas for shooting close-up and macro photos around the house, and I’ll jump in with three of my own.
Seeing the world around us from up close gives us a whole new perspective of even the most everyday things. If you enjoy rediscovering your surroundings through photography, you’re gonna love this year’s winners of the Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) contest. It celebrates close-up, macro, and micro photography, and it lets us see the world anew.
If someone told me that mold can be beautiful, I would just give them a disgusted look and say “Ew, no way!” But Beauty of Science proves me wrong in their latest video The Rise of Molds. It shows different types of mold growing in a super-macro timelapse, and it turns that “disgusting” mold into a true work of art.
Do you want to capture sharp close-up and macro images? Are you looking for beautiful colors in your macro images? Do you want to photograph well-exposed close-ups and macro photos in a low light? Then you are in the right place.
Because today I am going to share with you 7 simple tips for macro photography. I use these 7 tips always to capture beautiful macro images of nature and wildlife. And I am sure these tips will be helpful to you as well. And the best part is? All of these macro photography tips are easy to apply. No matter if you are a beginner or Intermediate level photographer, you can pick up these tips and start creating stunning macro images.
Let’s dive right in!
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.