How to Photograph a Spider’s Web

Digital Photography School came up with an interesting tutorial on…
Spider’s Web!
One subject that presents photographers with wonderful opportunities but also a lot of challenges is the spiders web. Theres something about their delicate nature (while also being incredibly strong for their size), flexibility and beauty that draws me to them every time.
The 11 proposed tips for this subject are:

  • Shoot on a still day
  • Be an environmentally friendly photographer
  • Find a dark background
  • Narrow your Depth of Field
  • Shoot from head on
  • Use Manual Focussing
  • Tripods Please
  • Dew on the Web
  • Fill Your Frame
  • Shoot from both sides
  • Experiment with a Flash

I highly recommend reading this article, I found it very interesting and useful.

Here’s a pic I made last summer. It’s not as sharp as I would have wanted it to be. Focusing is deffinetly the hardest thing about this.
Spider's Web

Tags: photography tips, spider web photo, spider photo

Laura

Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".
Laura

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