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More Than A Snapshot provides online photography education.

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This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

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Old Fashioned Macro Shots

Gary Detonnancourt

I took these images at a macro workshop I attended last week.  I will be sharing a DIY flash bracket system, in the weeks to come, that I used to make these images.  For the post-processing of these images, I used the Nik plugins and I am currently making a class on how to use them since google has released them for free.  Which version of this image do you prefer (#1,2,3,4).  Check out how they were made, using the Google Nik Collection, in the video below.

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Nikon's Small World Competition Winners

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Subject Matter:

Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen



Reflected Light

I think it's so cool that this year's winner is a high school biology teacher and is self-taught in this technique.  I also teach high school biology and have always wanted to try this myself.  It's also interesting that the winner was a fairly common subject and not some obscure cell type.  The photographer also used focus stacking which is becoming very common in macro photography.  Check out all the winner at Nikon's Small World website.

Here is one of my first attempts at micro-photography using a high school microscope and photographed with my iPhone.  This is a green algae from a local pond.  I believe it's called spirogyra.