Look at these amazing lichen photographs!
Lichens make great subjects for macro photography because of their interesting patterns and colors but are often overlooked or even go unnoticed by most photographers. Lichens can be found everywhere from warm and wet tropical forests to frozen or dry deserts (yes, they can grow in places where other vegetation cannot survive), grow on undisturbed surfaces of wood, rocks, peat, barks, etc., and are a key species in many ecosystems.
When photographing Lichens, you need to get close to observe and photograph them, and that way you will be able to capture their intricate details. If you have a macro lens, then great – take it with you the next time you go on a hike, and do not forget to stop and look at the world around you. If you only have a small camera or the kit lens, that should also be perfect to get some closeups and also wide shots of where the lichen grows.
Look for rock surfaces, branches, walls, fences, barks, grounds, etc. for lichen growth as they can be found anywhere there is moisture or other water features. Here are 21 photographs of lichen that will inspire you to appreciate and photograph tiny organisms around you.
In forests and woodland areas, lichens usually grow in areas where there is low light. You will need to find the right direction to photograph and use the available light creatively to illuminate your subject and add some depth to your images. This fantastic guide “Understanding Light” by Photzy will help you to truly master light and produce amazing and inspiring images of your own.
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