A reader emails: I have been doing nature and wildlife photography for some years now, mostly as an advanced hobby, and have been expanding my efforts in arthropoda and macro work.
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [HP deskjet F4280 printer/scanner - $99]This scan tracks the progression of my digital photography career from my hobby days with a 3 megapixel point-and-shoot camera through a series of higher resolution cameras requiring ever more space and write speed...
As I am sure you are aware, September 9th is International Rock-Flipping Day.What's that? You don't know about Rock Flipping Day?Well, no matter. It's the day when we find a rock, carefully turn it over, and photograph the organisms we find living underneath it...
Uganda's Kibale forest is such a hotspot for primate research that when our group of 40 biologists arrived this August to study ants (=definitely not primates!) we received some strange looks...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [HP deskjet F4280 printer/scanner - $99]Looking for inspiration?
I am not going to tell you what this animal is.At least, not yet.Instead, I'd like to use the absence of a caption to mention the importance of accompanying science images with the right text...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300; collapsible light reflector - $12]While I like the convenience of my little iPhone, coaxing solid natural history images from it is challenging...
[the following is a modified repost from Myrmecos] A reader asks: I also have a MP-E lens with the MT-24EX flash unit. I was curious to know something I didn’t see you mention in your recent blog post about this setup.Could you share any technical points regarding how you achieve the visible backgrounds with that lens?...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300]Easy-clean surfaces are tough on bar bathroom graffiti.
Readers of this blog know how critical I can be of Creative Commons, the non-profit organization that crafts pre-made, standardized license agreements for creative works.Or rather, how critical I can be of Creative Commons users...
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