We have all seen those images that look like they were taken some alien planet, but in reality, are macro images of that creepy spider perched above your doorway. These little creatures that scare the crap out of you when you think you feel them crawling on the back of your neck, are actually quite beautiful when you take a closer look.
Thomas Shahan specializes in capturing stunning macro images of insects, and today, we have a new video he has released talking about his workflow and what he uses to capture these images. If you have ever had any interest in shooting this niche of photography, this is a video that you will want to take the time to watch.
What inspires me, and will likely a lot of you as well, is the fact that he isn’t sitting there holding a top of the line DSLR and some insanely expensive lens. In fact, it is quite the opposite. He has an outdated DSLR, vintage manual focus lenses, and a homemade flash diffuser. He really drives home the point that you don’t need expensive gear to create stunning imagery; a message that many of us need to be reminded of constantly (myself included).
What did you take away from this very informative video? Was there any tip or bit of information that really spoke to you? I am really curious to know what stood out to you guys, so leave a comment below!