Last week renowned insect photographer Alex Wild gave a webinar (web delivered speech) on insect photography for Entomological Society of America members. Anyone interested in insect or macrophotography stands to get a lot out of this hour-long video.
If you’re thinking I don’t have a good enough camera to get into insect photography, the talk focuses on five principles that will help anyone with any digital camera, including a cell phone. The principles include:
- Keep it simple
- Consider the light
- The Center’s not the Center
- Tell a Story with your lens position
- Patience is a virtue
And lastly, something I really appreciate, he talks about dealing with uncooperative subjects. I’ve often envied my horticulture and weed specialist colleagues whose subjects don’t run when the camera emerges. Alex shares a few tips that will help you tame those frisky insects prior to taking the shot. All in all, a worthwhile way to spend an hour.