Macro Photos

Macro photography (or photomacrography or macrography, or macrophotography), is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life-size

(though macrophotography technically refers to the art...)

We are in our last week of our month-long Snowflake theme about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley in our Art the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes.

Today we watched a couple great videos on how professionals photograph snowflakes today and the equipment they  use. Then, we watched the video below on how we can take our  own Macro Photos. I encouraged the students to take nature macro photos like Wilson did

in the summer being that we can't photograph snowflakes. :)

Don't be surprised when they want to go to Walgreens to get a disposable camera to try this out. But hey, that's what the S.T.E.A.M. program is all about; encouraging curiosity and exploration through experimentation!