Bugging Out with @teresa_franco
San Diego, California Instagrammer Teresa Franco (@teresa_franco) isn’t afraid to get up close and personal with insects to fuel her love of macro photography.
Her interest in insects comes from her love of science fiction: “Everything about them, their appearance, behaviors—everything is just so alien.” Her passion has led her to learn a great deal not only about macro photography, but also her subjects as well. “I’ve learned so much about their behaviors and personalities that I can almost predict their next move,” she says.
Teresa also has some tips for others who may want to try their hand at macro mobile photography or videography: “Other than having passion for it, macro photography is about three things: knowledge, technique, and patience. You have to know your subjects: their behavior, how to approach them, and when to shoot them. You must shoot without fear. Also, you must have great patience to achieve great shots. I’ve spent a good hour chasing bees and dragonflies—do not surrender and it will yield rewarding results.”