Control the Light with Two Simple Tools

Mike Moats

For the macro photographer working with natural light, here is a tip to help improve your photos.

Here are two simple and inexpensive products that I carry with me in the field for controlling light.

12″ Translucent (diffuser) Macro Field Support

The great advantage that macro photographers have over nature photographers who shoot landscape and wildlife is we can control the light hitting our subject. Landscape and wildlife photographers have to deal with what ever mother nature throws down on their subjects (harsh sunlight, heavy overcast skies) without any ability to control it.

Because of the small size of our subjects and a little help from these two items , we take control.


The image on the left was shot on a cloudy day, and as you can see, even on a cloudy day the light from over head can wash out the color on the top of a…

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