Macro Inspiration February 2016


noun: macro-photography
photography producing photographs of small items larger than life-size.

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life-size (though macro photography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life-size or greater. However, in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life-size.

Here are a few macro photographers that I follow for inspiration:

Brian Valentine started taking macro shots as a hobby and today his passion takes him everyday on a trip to his own yard with his camera to discover more about the little things the world has to offer. The macro shots taken by him are absolutely beautiful and very interesting as you get to see all the small details of everything that goes in front of his lens.



Alberto Ghizzi Panizza is recognized as one of the best Italian photographers for macro photography and public landscape photos and articles on various Italian and foreign magazines for both the web and paper-based. He has received numerous awards including the first prize at the Oasis International Photo Contest 2012 in the section of other animals and the award for best author.



Carlo Galliani is an Italian photographer who specializes in capturing nature, landscape, macro and wildlife photographs. He focuses on capturing photographs of every aspect of nature without ignoring anything. He pays attention to everything beautiful in this world starting from those small insects that are difficult to be seen to the huge mountains with their stunning beauty trying to show the magnificence of the world in which we live.



Danny Perez is not just a macro photographer as he is also a filmographer and musician. He focuses on showing the vibrant colors of life in his photographs. He believes that macro photography allows him to discover more about an impressive and stunning dimension that is rarely captured and explored in the surrounding nature. For this reason, he captures macro photographs of those amazing creatures trying to discover more about them and their natural habitat.



Jacky Parker is one of the best and most creative nature and flower photographers in the whole world. She started capturing photographs of flowers in 2005 and received several awards for her stunning work. The photographs that Jacky Parker captures are really amazing thanks to her unique techniques which make the flowers that we usually see more impressive and really exceptional. If you want to learn more about capturing macro photographs of flowers, take a look at the creative work that is presented by Jacky Parker.



Nordin Seruyan is a professional macro photographer who specializes in capturing photographs of those little creatures that cannot be easily seen with the naked eye. His goal is to show the stunning beauty of those tiny creatures that live around us in this world and are rarely photographed. Nordin Seruyan’s passion for photography and the world of little creatures encourages him to capture the exceptional macro photographs that you see here.



Shikhei Goh is an award-winning photographer who is passionate about photography and this is why he tried capturing photographs of different things in this world but macro photography was the most exciting for him. For this reason, Shikhei Goh specializes in capturing macro photographs and aims to create stunning and great macro photos that show the beauty of this amazing world. Shikhei Goh has achieved these amazing results after several trials, criticisms and explorations. He believes that there are always new secrets in the world of macro photography and this is why he keeps exploring to reveal them.

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko is fond of nature and photography which is responsible for making him a creative and professional macro photographer. He started capturing his first macro photographs when he was just 10 years old. After spending most of his time on painting, he decided to return to photography to specialize in capturing macro photographs. He photographs all insects but focuses more on snails for their beauty, extraordinary shape and catchy behavior. All the insects are photographed in their natural habitat to capture their natural behavior and make the photographs more amazing.


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