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Journal

Guide to Macro iPhone Photography by Karin Taylor

About Me

I’m a visual artist, poet and iPhone photographer from Australia, who likes to dabble in macro iPhone photography. I came across macro iPhone photography by accident!


I’ve always been intrigued by insects and that tiny other world they live in, in fact some of my earliest paintings depict beetles. I don’t know exactly why, but I think it has to do with their jewel like appeal and a school project I did on Egypt which introduced me to beautiful Scarab beetles.

My father also collected shells, specimens from the sea etc. and we had a menagerie of unusual pets growing up, including blue ringed octopus, lion fish, pineapple fish, a freshwater croc, etc. To my great delight I saw a lizard being born when I was about 2, managed to wash turkey chicks to within an in…

Instagram Photography

Hello out there to all my friends, followers, collectors and fellow artists!

It’s been a while since I posted, but wanted to share what I’ve been up to lately. From time to time I have a switch of interest, be it music, painting, drawing, poetry or photography. All are equally important and special to me, but I find I must include a variety of creative outlets in my life, so that when I need times of refreshing from the intensity of one or the other, I still have a ‘go to’ outlet and don’t get stale. So, when I haven’t posted a drawing or painting for a while, you can be sure that I am immersed in my poetry or photography or music for the time being, all necessary in order to stimulate inspiration for the painting and drawing when the time comes, or…

Behind the Scenes

Hi, if you’d like to see an extremely short behind-the-scenes slideshow created with the assistance of my daughter Sarah, demonstrating how I take my macro iPhone olloclip photos, using a baby praying mantis as the subject, you are in luck, just click here

Other Links*
Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

New Drawings


New drawings I’m working on, soon to be painted and uploaded as prints.

1. For you with Love
2. The Whale and the Octopus
3. Two Birds and a Butterfly
4. Bird and Snail

Other Links
Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

Ella Rose with my Fox and Owl Scarves

My beautiful great niece Ella Rose, interacting with the foxes and owls on two of my scarves Little Foxes and Fox and Owl It touched my heart to see this dear little one engaged with my creations. Photo Credit: Ashleigh her Mumma, who is my beautiful niece. Thank you so much Ashleigh for getting these wonderful photos and allowing me to share! :) xxx Scarves and other printed products available from my online store

Other Links
Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

The Letters

I have become interested in the work of Navin Rawanchaikul from Thailand. I read about him and he creates massive artwork that is poster like, with selfie images. I was told he is the most egocentric artist, he even writes letters to himself. So, because I doubted the legitimacy of his egocentricity, I decided to read one of his letters. I put to rest the idea of his egocentricity immediately, he is simply trying to understand himself and his presence in this life, just as we all are, trying to grapple with his own fears and mortality. Just because he paints images of himself many times over, does not mean he is egocentric, to me it paints a whole different portrait. He is extremely sensitive and deeply interested in people and culture and the ‘why’ as I am. Some of us, r…

Published by Olloclip

Honoured and grateful to find three of my iPhone Olloclip Macro photos published in Olloclip’s #ImagesSpeakLouder a collection of Olloclip’s favourite Olloclip photography captured throughout the year.

The first image is one of coloured matchsticks;
The second image is a 9 spotted leaf beetle;
The third image shows the end of worn coloured pencils.

See more of my art and photography at the links below:

Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

Top 100 iPhone Photos 2015

Thanks!

Feeling humbled to have my iPhone photo of a caterpillar balancing a red raindrop on his nose included and featured in iPhone Photography School’s top 100 for 2015

Thanks so much, I’m thrilled to be included! Congratulations to everyone who’s amazing iPhone photos are also included.

Story

I was watching this caterpillar in the rain, on a red stalk of a plant with green leaves, when he appeared to be eating the red stalk, and a raindrop fell right on it as he was eating, it formed this drop and he arched his little body, I snapped this right before he drank it and it disappeared from view. I took this as we were venturing out for the day, hubby waiting in the car, with the motor running, but I delayed getting into the car as I had this intuition that there was s…

May the Force be with You!

As I face a new year 2016 I take a look at what has been and what will be. I cannot control the future, only my response to it. I know what I would like to see happen, but often, we are disappointed when we put too much emphasis on that, and forget about navigation by the stars, navigation by the light. Trying to do what is right. Very often, my nature gets in the way, and I have to have a conversaton with myself, to not act out of self pity, anger, resentment or jealousy. I need to remind myself to act not from the darkness inside, but from the essence of the pool of light. After watching Star Wars yesterday, it reminded me, that we do have opposing forces within, but the light is always the best guide, no matter how slippery the slope, so my hope for me, my hope for the world, and…

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