Tip of the Week: The Hidden World of Macros


Extreme close-ups and macro shots can open up whole new avenues of appreciating the mundane. Veins of leaves look like city maps, the irises of eyes can seem like velvety tunnels disappearing into the black of pupils. A macro of an ice cube can reveal an entire frosty, glacial world inside the ice cube. A close-up of fabrics can reveal innumerable warps and wefts within.

Tiny insects and their strange anatomy can also provide you with stunning images. The multiple eyes of spiders, the compound eyes of flies, delicate wings of dragonflies and seemingly dangerous mandibles of ants can all make for images that make the viewer gasp in wonder.

Photograph/James Stapley

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