Macro Photography Process

These pages are my personal WIP notes for macro photography. It contains lessons learned, resources I use, pitfalls, and

Getting Subject:

Places To Get

  • eBay
  • friends and family
  • University
  • find them myself
  • Insect collector stores
  • Museums
  • Local insect clubs
  • neighbor

Ethics

  • Freezer vs other method
  • Part sales go to insect conservation

Preparation

Clean Specimen

  • Use distilled water
  • Warm Bath Motor
  • Restore w/ Decon90
  • Warm Bath Motor

Version 1 of Insect Bath

Inspired and remixed from here.

Parts

Version 2 of Insect Bath

The container and motor are the same and the footprint of the controller is much smaller.

Parts

Controller

Container

Dry Specimen

  • 99% alochol
  • Low Powered Heat + Fan

Pinning

Mounting For Photo

Lighting

Framing

Magnification Choice

Test Shots

Taking Shots

Processing

RAW Processing

Stacking Photos

Color Correction

Touch Up

Final Touches

Export/Sharing

File Handling

File Backup

Sharing

Printing

Framing

Selling

Hardware List

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