About the Photographer
Generally, for nature photography, I prefer not having to introduce artificial light. Adding human-created light into a natural setting changes the essence from capturing a ‘nature’ photograph into creating a ‘human-influenced’ image, by adding an artificial element not actually present in nature. Still, sometimes adding flash is necessary to get an image at all, particularly where high-mag macro photography is concerned. When this becomes necessary, I use the following tools:
You will note that I have 3 macro different diffusers, all purchased from Asian vendors, in addition to a standard Vello diffuser. I continually experiment with different diffusers, as I try to keep the light as “natural-looking” as possible, when not relying completely on natural light.