Places to find insects for Macro Photography

As I mentioned in my post answering some frequently asked questions about Focus Stacking Macro Photography – typically the insects used are no longer alive. That doesn’t mean that you must kill them – all you need to do is to learn how to find and collect the ones that are no longer alive.

You just have to think about the places near by where you can find bugs. A very obvious place place would be a spider web… or a garden… or near the window… some corners of your house…  It depends on your surrounding… Just think about where bugs go… Last winter I really wanted to do some macro photography and I searched for insects but I just couldn’t find anywhere… no matter how much I was searching – none… Well I forgot to check another super obvious place – the ceiling light chrome… yep it was like a gold mine…

Now this is the first place I check and the best thing is – I don’t even need to leave the house…

I also wanted to add this post as a reminder to all the people that frown upon macro photographers – for killing insects for a ‘frivolous cause’. Look the truth is that as humans  deliberately or not we do end up killing insects. I found about a 100 insects in that ceiling light chrome- that is 10 times more than all the bugs I used for my macro photography so far… and what if I had a car ? I just wish that people can be a bit more aware and won’t judge…

Feel free to leave a comment if you can think of more places or ways to find insects that are suitable for macro photography.

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till next time 🙂

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