macro photography

A newt eating frogspawn wins the Close-up Photographer of the Year Water challenge

Apr 19, 2024
Alex Baker

A photograph of an alpine newt-eating frog spawn shot from below has won the Close Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY), Challenge: Water. The image…

Galaxies? Stars? Nope – this short film is made with liquid, glitter, and ink

Feb 21, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Vadim Sherbakov (previously) takes a close look at liquids, inks, and glitter, watching them interact and create intricate micro-galaxies. But more importantly, he films these…

How Alex Gordon captures the incredible abstract beauty of ice cubes

Feb 9, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Even the seemingly mundane objects can be beautiful – if you know how to look and how to capture them. Photographer Alex Gordon certainly does,…

The AstrHori 18mm f/8 2x periscope probe macro APS-C lens is 38 cm long

Feb 1, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

Any fan of macro photography knows about AstrHori’s probe lenses. AstrHori is not the first company to create a probe lens; that would be Laowa…

How a GoPro and patience helped photographer win the Close-up Photographer of the Year 2023

Jan 10, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) has announced the winners of its 2023 contest. And this year, the winner is Hungarian photographer Csaba Daróczi. His…

Nearly 12,000 close-up photos reveal the secrets of ants’ faces

Jan 9, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

While many of us were baking sourdough during lockdown, a team of researchers embarked on a fascinating lockdown project: capturing over close-up photos of ants. They ended up with nearly 12,000 images, revealing a mesmerizing world of grooves, ridges, and dimples on ants’ little heads and bodies. They don’t only look fascinating – but they may potentially be the key to ant survival.

Watch this beautiful timelapse about how snowflakes form

Dec 26, 2023
Alex Baker

If you’ve been lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year, then you might want to take advantage of the snow and photograph some…

This 3D printed stereoscopic macro lens is the weirdest camera rig you ever saw

Dec 5, 2023
John Aldred

When 3D printers first started to become a thing, they were hailed as the future of manufacturing. We’d be able to make anything we want….

How to make beautiful frozen soap bubble photos this winter

Nov 30, 2023
Alex Baker

It’s hard to conjure up the motivation to go outside and take photos when it’s 10 degrees below zero (so I’m told!). However, there are…

Nikon Small World 2023 winner shows the most common complication of diabetes up close

Oct 17, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

After its video contest, Nikon Small World has just announced the winners of its 2023 photo competition. The winner of the 49th annual Nikon Small…