Monday, September 30, 2013
What to Do on a Rainy Day?
I could be a miser and count all of my money. I'm always trying to think of creative ways to photograph the insects where I live. Last night before I went to sleep I was envisioning a stock image of money and a bark beetle. Something along the lines of it's a struggle to get to the top. What if I were to show a bark beetle on the slow climb to the top up a stack of coins? This morning I set it up and made it happen. I captured a bark beetle from my wood pile where there is usually an abundant supply. Then I set up a studio light with a large soft box on it. Following that I grabbed a bunch of change and started stacking it.From there it was fairly easy to photograph the beetle using a macro lens with my camera on a tripod. One of the biggest problems I have with macro photography at my house is dog hair. After the session I spent a lot of time removing stray dog hairs that I didn't see from my images when I created them! God's light and love to all, chris