Photography is “painting with light”. I am a self-taught photographer that is interested in painting with light and capturing the beauty that surrounds us in vivid colors as well as in the subtleness of black and white. My passion for photography was rediscovered in 2008, partly due to the advantages that digital format provides. I particularly enjoy taking macro images to bring out the unique features that are present within the subject. I typically do a minimal of post-processing using Photoshop Elements. I hope that you find my images enjoyable and pleasing to your eyes.

My images do not belong to the public domain. All images are copyright © Orest Macina. All rights reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Digital cameras used include the Olympus FE-370 6.3 – 31.5 mm (36 – 180 mm equivalent in 35mm) f3.5-5.6 and the Olympus SP-565UZ 4.6 – 92 mm (26 – 520 mm equivalent in 35mm) f2.8-4.5.

I can be reached by BubbleMail or directly at

I also maintain a Flickr stream if you wish to view.

Featured work in 2012:

Featured work in 2011:

2011 Challenge wins and/or Top Ten placements:

Featured work in 2010:

2010 Challenge wins and/or Top Ten placements:

Featured member in the Pay it Forward Forum within the group Abstract Nature’s Macro Art.

Featured Artist in the Monochrome in Color group on November 28, 2011.

  • Age: 54
  • Joined: October 2009


Upcoming Exhibition

Hello Friends, / I am happy to announce that two pieces of my work Cracked Green and Cyanotype Dahlia will be part of the juried group exhibition at the Linus Galleries: The Black & White Exhibit Signal Hill, Ca this Friday December 9, 2011. / Thank you for your encouragement. / Orest
Posted over 3 years – 8 comments

October 2011 Features & Challenges

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement!! / Orest / Featured in Ohio Photographers Group on October 1, 2011. / Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL on October 28, 2011. / Featured in No More Color on October 26, 2011. / Featured in Ohio Photographers Group on October 7, 2011. / Featured in Point and Shooters on October 6, 2011. / Featured in Redbubble Boomers on October 2, 2011. / Featured in …
Posted over 3 years – 6 comments

September 2011 Features & Challenge Placements

Featured in Monochrome in Color on September 29, 2011. / Featured in All about finding the unusual in the usual on September 27, 2011. / Featured in Color Me A Rainbow on September 26, 2001. / Top Ten Placement in the RED Flower in Macro Challenge in Flower in Macro on September 24, 2011. / Featured in Flower in Macro on September 17, 2011. / Featured in Abstract Art on September 23, 2011. / Feat…
Posted almost 4 years – 9 comments

August 2011 News, Features, and Challenges

I am happy to announce that my RedBubble website was featured in the September 2011 issue of ShutterBug magazine. You can find the review in the Creativity Section: Web Profiles (pgs. 22-24) by Joe Farace. / I am also thrilled to announce that I was chosen as a Finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest. Cracked Green will be published in the …
Posted almost 4 years – 8 comments