"Why?" - with Mike Moats
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The fun of "Why?" is in the back-story and always from the artist directly. This image today is our first adventure into macro photography, and it's all thanks to Mike Moats.
A quick visit to Mike's website (Just click on the image) and you'll notice a wide range in the variety of his macro images, from the recognizable to the obscure, he always stays true to his passion as a "landscape" photographer. While it might seem like a stretch, it's all in your perspective. His website is called "TinyLandscapes."
I first met Mike through his role as a Tamron Image Master and did a spotlight profile post on his work. What I love about Mike's work is his ability to take us places that are always around us, but we never see! In this new sound-byte, Mike shares a lot of great insight into what makes a macro flower shot unique. And, just like any of your images, no matter what your specialty, you've got to make your work look better/different than what everybody else captures!
A big thanks to Mike and all of the artists to date. There are now fifteen in the series. Each one has presented a different perspective on their work and in the process we're each getting the benefit of knowing them a little better!
6/4/2017 09:37:28 pm
I really enjoyed this post. I attended one of Mike's macro photography workshops a few years ago,have been a fan every since, and featured him on my blog. His approach is just so common sense. He's really focused (pun intended) on one specific type of photography and got real good at it in many ways.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.