It’s That Time Of The Year For Macro Spider Webs

July 20th, 2012 by Mike Moats

It’s a lot of fun finding artistic ways to shoot spider webs.  You can shot them straight on, from side angles, different depth of fields, with dew or without, with back lighting, etc.

Here is an example of a typical straight on shot with dew. The background was a dark area I was shooting toward, which allowed me do darken it into a black in Photoshop.

Here is a nice shot with early morning fog hazing the sun allowed me to add it in behind this web.  I used a shallow depth of field which gave the web an interesting look.

How about a nice side angle to create a nice abstract feel. Shot with a wide open aperture and focused on the front edge of the web.

Back lighting for the early morning sun creates a nice look.

I found this large u-shaped web, and place the point of focus on the line at the back of the u-shape, and shot with a wide open aperture which caused the sides of the web to blur more and more as the sides got closer to the camera. The purple color came from some flowers behind the web.

So get out and find some spider webs to have fun with.

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