In the past few months I have been attempting more “artistic expressions” with my iNaturalist observations. Some of these have been more performative attempts such as limiting myself to a 60 minute bioblitz of a park (how many species/observations can be made in a given time), uploading every photo taken of biodiversity without any edits or deletions, or attempting to explore places such as industrial or interior environments where fewer species may be found. Another thing has been making Instagram Reels of my adventures and using the type of music I generally Jive with rather than the typical music one might associate with “nature Videos/photos”. Example: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQ68CJuBuef/?utm_medium=copy_link
Yesterday I purchased a lens Adapter that allows me to use vintage lenses from my old Canon A-1 (FD lens mount) with my new Canon 90D (EOS or EF/EF-S camera mount). Looking forward to testing my old lenses out with a more “aesthetic” look for observing things.
The lenses I will be testing are:
Canon 35-105 Zoom (with Macro)
- a 2X telephoto converter
I look forward to the results but curious to know if anyone else on iNat is using a similar set-up or attempting an “Artistic Approach” to documenting biodiversity in the modern age? Maybe you’re referring to iNat observations for your own art in some way?
Also, request for an “Art” tag to be added to the forums.