pho·tog·ra·phy:n. The art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces or through digital processes.
Macro photography(or photomacrography, or macrography) is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macro photography also refers to the art of making very large photographs). The world of macro photography forces us to focus on that which we may not otherwise consider, due to size. This year’s photography problem is to create a series of 4 photographs that showcase the world of a small subject that would ordinarily be considered insignificant due to its size. Consider that size and significance are NOT always related. Lighting, focus, and depth of field should be used to adequately present your subject in its surroundings.
Research historical and contemporary artists/photographers that use small miniature worlds as their subject matter as well as macro photography. Search subject matter that will best suit the problem solution. Create an original series of 4 photographs that will give insight into the world of your chosen subject. You may stage your subject or use a natural setting. Your subject may be animate or inanimate. Your series of photographs may be of any size and shape. The use of digital cameras, phones, scanners, computers and imaging software is permitted, as well as all other forms of “traditional” photography in achieving your final solution. Your portfolio should display your experimentation with various layouts, lighting, editing, etc., and show evidence of progression to your final compositions.
2022 entries Judged by: Jodi Steria
Middle School 1st Place: Goshen Central- CJ Hooker Middle School 2nd Place: Woodland Hill Montessori School
High School 1st Place: Bellmore Merrick School District 2nd Place: Syosset School District 3rd Place: Hicksville Public Schools Most Creative: Hicksville Public Schools