My Macro World is a web gallery of insects, abstracts and floral fine art images taken by Wiltshire macro photographer, Michelle Whitmore.
My interest in photography grew whilst studying for my Environmental Science degree with the Open University.
Photography played a large part in the way that I could record information about environments and habitats. The images were helpful in identifying plant, insect, lichen and bird species, rock formations and other items found on field-trips. They also played a valuable part in my assignments and dissertation as I used them to compliment my work and to show my findings.
I would describe my photographic style as scientific and educational rather than a traditional wildlife photographer; this has developed into a love of all things macro including extreme macro and in an abstract form. My inspiration comes from the flora and fauna subjects found in my garden and the gardens I frequent.
Over the past couple of years I have found myself creating more and more Fine Art images using various digital techniques allowing me to grow and develop as both a garden photographer and a digital artist.
My passion for macro photography goes beyond taking photographs, I also like to talk and write about my subjects. I give presentations at a renowned International photography convention, camera clubs and photographic societies, as well as gardening and horticultural societies in the area.
I have had a number of articles and images published in Professional ImageMaker and Photography Monthly Magazine. And, I have made several short films about macro and extreme macro photography for The Photographer Academy.
With the help of some very important small people, I have just completed the first in a series of books on Photography Activities for Kids; the first book is entitled Creating Patterns and is available from Purple Chameleon Books.
If you wish to use any of my images or would like me to visit your Club or Society for a talk please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my portfolio.
Royal Photographic Society: 2016 Associate Qualification
Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers: 2013 – Associate Qualification
Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers: 2015 – Associate Qualification
The Societies Science and Nature Photographer of the Year, 2011: Runner-Up
The Societies Science and Nature Photographer of the Year, 2012: Runner-Up
The Societies Portrait Avant Garde Photographer of the Year, 2014: Runner-Up