Living With Insect Photographers

Head Louse

Head Louse
Photo: John Hallmén

Popular Photography has an article about Swedish photographer, John Hallmén. Many parents panic when children come home with head lice. Insect photographers think, “Photo Shoot!” Hallmén used the opportunity to take the photo posted here.

Like many photographers, Hallmén uses a series of images at different focal planes stitched together with stacking software. The head lice photo is a composite from a 146 image stack. Stacking has revolutionized insect photography creating a wonderful combination of detail and depth of field.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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