Luke, I Am Your Fly’s Father

front-facing portrait of fly with large red eyes

Due to the position of the off-camera flash, this fly (possibly family Sarcophagidae, i.e. flesh flies) is half-illuminated and half-shrouded.

Typically when my results leave with me heavy shadows, I try to mitigate it somewhat and bring my subject out of the often unnatural “darkness.” This fly (possibly a flesh fly, family Sarcophagidae), for example, was shot in broad daylight, but because of, primarily, the flash position, the photo had some heavy shadows. I took a precursory peek at lightening the shadows, but the image looked a bit dull or rote, so I decided to go in the opposite of my usual direction. Not sure if one would call it dramatic, but I like it!


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