Macrophotography for Aquatic Entomologists

First posted April 2, 2010 Last updated June 2, 2010

Photo by John Johnson

Macrophotography is a great way to document what you have seen and can be a hobby in itself. It is not as hard as you might think, and many photographers have both solved the problems that you face and have written about it. Here is a list of some of them.

Stonefly.US's own John Johnson explains it all in this essay.

Other essays online that should help you get great, crisp shots include:

Lord V wrote this great overview on the Canon Digital Photography Forum. It has lots of specific recommendations.

Hector Niam's website, Insect Macro Photography. This site is primarily about terrestrial insects, but there are good pointers not found on some other sites, esp relating to composition and background. Worth a look.