Of all the things I take photos of, the small stuff brings me the most joy. Macro photography, or close-up photography of small subjects, is my personal obsession and passion. I delight in finding and sharing nature's tiniest details that are too often overlooked. 

Ironically, I discovered my love of the tiny worlds close to home by traveling thousands of miles to some of the remote corners of the earth. Upon returning from these great adventures, I began to realize that the joy and excitement of discovery that I got from macro photography rivaled, and often surpassed, the joy and excitement elicited by exploring far-away places.

Now, I revel in the challenge and adventure of finding and documenting nature's insane beauty that exists in the most mundane spaces. Nothing makes me more giddy than discovering a new mind-blowing detail of nature right at my feet.



Winter Magic, Magnified

Where there's snow there's magic.

Photo essay by Angie Payne for

How to Photograph Snowflakes -- Nature's Fleeting Works of Art

Enjoy snowflakes with fresh eyes through macro photography

Article by Angie Payne for

Desert Shutter Speed

Exploring Utah's desert in uncommon hours.

Article by Jeremy Pugh for


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