Five Days of Macro | Courtney Rust

Five Days of Macro

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I’ve owned my macro lens for roughly ten years. I purchased the Nikon 105mm 2.8 because I wanted to be able to take close up photos of flowers and bugs. And aside from a few ladybugs that wandered into my yard and a few trips a year to the botanical gardens, that was it. That’s all I shot.

Fast forward to today. I shoot macro daily (almost). It’s not just about ladybugs and flowers. It changes every single day. Shooting macro is like doing yoga for my photography. And sometimes in more ways than one! When I go outside, I have to focus, I look around, I close out the surroundings, and then I bend and contort my body into weird positions trying to get “the shot”. I love it because I never know what I am going to find. But I absolutely never walk away empty handed, and every day I always see something new, even in the same places.

Follow my photographs on five different days in the same week!

And spoiler alert, yes, sometimes there are still ladybugs and flowers.

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Courtney Rust - Rusty Lens Photography #inbeautyandchaos #bcpro #bcinstructor #fivedaysofmacro #macro #garden #outdoors #insects #flowersCourtney Rust - Rusty Lens Photography #inbeautyandchaos #bcpro #bcinstructor #fivedaysofmacro #macro #garden #outdoors #insects #flowers

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CourtneyRustbiobubblesCourtney married her physicist version of Good Will Hunting. She ate after midnight and woke up with five children. She earned a BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Alaska and worked oil rigs in the Cook Inlet. She picked up her first camera at 9 and has never stopped shooting. She shoots multi-genre and has a “take it as it is” approach.

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  • IrisJuly 24, 2015 - 12:43 am

    Very cool photographs. I have my macro lens for a year, I still have not gotten a decent shot with it. Maybe I need to make this my August project to shoot with it for 30 days to get used to it.ReplyCancel