Com­po­si­tion con­sid­er­a­tions

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Ross’s images rely on sim­plic­ity for their suc­cess, so there are key things to look out for when com­posit­ing his shots…

Back­ground

“Choos­ing the right back­ground is re­ally im­por­tant. You don’t get any choice over where in­sects land – and the veg­e­ta­tion can be chaotic. You need an even tone for the sub­ject to stand out, with­out bright ar­eas or dark stems, which will be ob­vi­ous even if they are out of fo­cus.”

Par­al­lel po­si­tion­ing

“A small aper­ture will still not get all of the sub­ject sharp – and it will make the back­ground less blurred and will mean the shut­ter speed is slower. You need to get as much of the sub­ject into the plane of fo­cus – this means care­fully po­si­tion­ing the cam­era so it is par­al­lel with as much of the in­sect as pos­si­ble.”

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