Behind the Scenes of Marvellous Macro Insect Imagery


This project by British photographer Levon Bliss and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a breathtaking. Levon spends weeks taking thousands of images of a single insect and then edits them together into incredibly high resolution images of these tiny creatures.

See more of Levon’s work on the Microsculpture site.

Learn About Macro Photography

While not on the scale of Levon’s project above we’ve compiled some Macro tutorials for those of you inspired to begin to explore this space.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Sarah Hipwell

    Wow Darren, I just viewed the video above on Levon’s work. I am speechless:-)

  • hemo2

    Unbelievably impressive.

  • Marinus H.B. Vesseur

    Blown away. Glad to see someone come up with the brilliant idea and then the stamina to actually pull it through. Fantastic. Would love to see that exhibition.

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  • Mark Miller

    Absolutely “Nobel Prize” worthy work. Hats off to you sir.

  • Esther Beaton

    Thanks so much for posting this, Darren. Jaw-dropping, stupefying, staggeringly out of this world photography. Helicon be gone. MP-E65 be gone. This is the way to do real micrography. Just imagine, anyone can get a good idea and go to work on it.

  • Jeff Skott

    This is mind-blowing, and seems so far out of reach for the average photographer, but this is a sports photographer, a good one, who achieved something very special, and must have great patience to spend 2-3 weeks on a single subject. The output is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jimmy Cinders

    wow !!

  • Steve Stevens

    Shame you have to kill the insects for your pleasure !!

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