Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Mike Moats Photography
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A few years ago I did a interview for The Candid Frame and the interviewer Ibarionex Perello had made a statement that I found very interesting, and at the same time it was a compliment about my macro work that I was honored by.


Ibarionex Perello said,


“When ever I have viewed macro photography, it always looks like the photographer is just documenting their subjects, and when I view your work, it has an artistic look rather than a documented look”


I have always felt this same feeling when viewing photographer’s work, but never could put in words what I was seeing, until Ibarionex made it clear.


Most macro photographers are documenting subjects.


Documenting subjects is what you see in text books when learning about a subjects, whether it was flowers, plant life, birds, critters, etc. Text book images are not to be artistic, but just to let the viewer know what the subject looks like along with the environment it lives in.


I think most macro photographers are trying to create artistic images when they shoot their subjects, and they may not have thought of the fact that they may be documenting rather than create art.


Take a look at your portfolio of images and be very honest with yourself.


Are you creating artistic images with your subjects or just documenting them.


If you have shot a flower straight on and positioned it in the middle of the frame, then you are pretty much documenting your images. If you take the same flower and view it from some unique angle, or with an interesting depth of field then you have a better chance of creating art.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017
By Mike Moats Photography
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The creator of the Hoodman Outdoor Loupe has joined the group of sponsors for the Macro Photo Club.  The HoodLoupe is a must when you need to view your camera's LCD when outside in bright light.  Hoodman will be offering their HoodLoupe in our club's monthly raffles.  Here is a link to the HoodLoupe Click Here

Monday, September 18, 2017
By Mike Moats Photography
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Jim Wright is Macro Photo Club's featured macro photographer. Jim is from Illinois.

View more of Jim's images at

Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Mike Moats Photography
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This was a great post and one that I can relate to very much.

We see so many great images being made that some photographers wonder why they bother to shoot.

Bill explains why you should keep going forward with your photography.

I have always been a big fan of Bill Fortney who has been in the photo biz for over forty years, so I was honored when I saw his post today.

Check it out CLICK HERE



Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Mike Moats Photography
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Vanguard is one of the many sponsors for the Macro Photo Club, and this month they are giving away an Alta Pro 2+ 263AT tripod, and a SBH100 Ballhead to one lucky member.  If your not a member yet, you can't win this, so join today.  Each month one new product will be raffled off to the members by - Tamron, Hunt's Photo, Vanguard, Acratech, Think Tank, Lensbaby, Topaz, Wimberly, Datacolor, Thompson Photo Accessories.