COMMON MINIBEAST MISTAKES
1. DON’T NEGLECT LIGHTING
The greatest camera in the world won’t make up for inappropriate light. A touch of flash added to natural light will help capture all of a minibeast’s delicate details.
2. KEEP IT SOFT
Don’t overdo it on the lighting, though. If you use hard, undiffused light, you’ll be introducing harsh shadows that will swallow much of the tiny critter’s details.
3. THE EYES HAVE IT
As weird as a bug might seem, if you can get its eyes in focus, a viewer will have a much easier time connecting with the image. If the face isn’t sharp, nothing else in the image is going to feel quite right.
4. EMBRACE POST-PROCESSING
Sometimes post-processing is seen as a bit of a cheat when it comes to ‘true’ photography, but don’t ignore your darkroom roots. Contrast, adjustments, dodging, and burning will all help you get from raw image to the best possible print.