Microscuplture | Artist Levon Biss Taking Portrait Photographs of Insects

You’ve probably seen countless close-up pictures of a fly insect on the Internet. Usually people think like this. “However, he was shot with a macro lens.” Believe me, it’s not like that. You are invited to the world of amazing and awe-inspiring micro sculptures. Taking Portrait Photographs of Insects.

The other day, we were chatting with my friend. He loves nature walks and captures beautiful photos. I was fascinated by a photograph he took and suggested light editing. Of course, we are amateurs somewhere.

As the conversation progressed, the issue of focusing bugs came up. We talked about taking photos up to the hairs on it, not from such a distance. He touched on a subject I did not know. Those poses are not taken at once, dozens of poses are combined. This explanation seems strange to me for some reason. (The technical name is focus stacking )


After thinking about why this would be needed, I saw it. We can’t clearly capture every point of the entire object this close. Blurring occurs in various places due to depth of field and lenses. Thus, photographers focus on the same small object from various points and combine them in a single photo with some software.

This is the last point our current technology allows. So I started researching the subject and the subject did not mind hitting me in its best form.🙂

So how does Levon Biss, the hero of the article, work? Shall we watch now?

Levon is an insect photographer. Lover of his job. Like all successful people in the world, someone who does not get tired of working hard and chasing perfection.

Of course 10mm. When an insect with a size of 3 meters is pressed, our eyes are opened to a micro-realm that we have never seen before.

Perfectly lit, high-quality magnified portraits are somewhere like Renaissance portraits.

Hold on tight, he had to take 8000 different exposure photos for the insects in this exhibition. Eight thousand!

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Artist’s Website:   http://microsculpture.net/  The site has a great feature. The photographs he took can be approached by zooming in, and incredible details can be witnessed.

It’s an exciting experience, as if approaching the earth from satellite with Google Maps.

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Zoom in on the Splendid Necked Dung Beetle now! http://microsculpture.net/splendid-necked-dung-beetle.html


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Orchid Cuckoo Bee http://microsculpture.net/orchid-bee-top.html


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Levon Biss is a British photographer. Working for big brands for 18 years. He prepared the book “One Love” for TIME Magazine.

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Biss’s passion is to create Microsculptures by photographing nature in the smallest scale.

A 36-megapixel camera and a 10x microscope objective and 200mm prime lens are essential parts of the equipment.

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As it works, it illuminates an antenna, then draws part of an eye, until its tissues and hairs cover the surface of the entire insect body.

Then this focus brings together the different parts with the photo editing program Photoshop.

For example, it is usual for an insect to consist of 30 pieces taken with different focus. And a single insect shooting, merging and editing therefore takes around 3 weeks.

Personal website:  http://www.levonbiss.com/

Mikrosculpture Site:  http://microsculpture.net/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levon_biss/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevonBissPhoto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Levon-Biss-Photography-189668984455958/

Behance: https://www.behance.net/levonbi

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The program we see in the video is Capture One Pro

Photoshop is a product of Adobe:  https://www.adobe.com/tr/products/photoshop.html?promoid=KLXLS

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Personal website:  http://www.levonbiss.com/

Mikrosculpture Site:  http://microsculpture.net/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levon_biss/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevonBissPhoto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Levon-Biss-Photography-189668984455958/

Behance: https://www.behance.net/levonbiss