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Spiders. And Some Findings About Photographing Them


Hi folks!

It’s time for a new article concerning macro photography. This time I’m going to present you some of the things I discovered when photographing … spiders!

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As mentioned in this post I have a real phobia regarding these creatures. I cannot explain how I got it but I can say for sure that taking macro and close-up pictures with them helped me a lot if not overcoming it at least decreasing its intensity. I faced my fears and got to know the world of arachnids much better than ever! And the truth is that it’s a fascinating world and there is a huge potential for great pictures.
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Capturing Its Prey

In previous post (Photography and Overcoming Phobias) I was telling you about how photography helped me put the fear of spiders under control by taking photos of them. Now I would like to continue to share with you some of my findings about this phobia.

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So why do we fear spiders (if we do of course)? There could be some good reasons for this.
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Photography and Overcoming Phobias

Everyone has his/her own fears.¬† Like the song says “I’m only human after all”. But some of us even have real phobias like fear of the dark, phobias of large areas (agoraphobia), small areas (claustrophobia), mice, rats, other small animals and last but not least … insects and arachnids!

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Insects (6)

The beauty of macro & close-up photography is that the camera can see what the naked eye often can’t. This is how we humans are “built” and the photo gear comes as a useful “extension” of our vision. We can thus see incredible details and find out more about the life of tiny creatures.

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(click below to see the pictures)
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