This post was taken from a Google+ public share by Lisa Bettany. I want to start featuring some of the creative geniuses I’m meeting and following on Google+ –here at Bangari. We cover travel, and write a lot of content pertaining to it. We try to portray it with our writing, like Lisa does with her camera.
I like how Lisa, with her iPhone 4S, takes in the experience of traveling…It’s about people, not landscapes and macros for her. Oooops…Okay, I admit, that term “macro” went over my head, because I am much more of an “appreciate-or” of photography, than a photographer. I think it means a close-up, ‘still life’ of an inanimate object…hold on, let me google that. brb…
According to Wikipedia:
Macrophotography is close-up photography, usually of very small subjects. Classically a macrophotograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative is greater than life size. However in modern use it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.
-Answer in the form of a question:
What is Macro Photography?
-I’ll take “Wats in Cambodia” for $1,000, Alex….
Girl on the banks of Angkor Wat.
In every country, I find myself drawn to taking pictures of people. I’ve always been attracted to people photos much more than landscapes or macros. For me it’s the people that really tell the story of a place.
Cambodian people seem modest and shy. They are light on their feet and move with peaceful stillness. Chugging motor bikes kick up clouds of fine red dust as school children run along the side of road after school just minutes away from the majestic temples of Angkor Wat.
A little girl runs up to me on the banks in front of the temple. She just laughs, points to a sleeping dog, and runs away.As she plays in the muddy water, modernity seems far away.
thanks +Trey Ratcliff for inspiring me to go here