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From the Ted Talk by Levon Biss: Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects

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So I _______ to photograph it for him, and this is what I produced. I _________ asked myself two ______ questions. The first one: Could I take all my knowledge and skill of photographic lighting and take that onto a subject that's five millimeters long? But also: Could I keep creative control over that lighting on a subject that size? So I practiced on some other found specimens, and I __________ the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to see if I could have access to their collection, to progress the _______. And I went up there for a meeting, and I showed them some of the images that I'd been shooting, and they could see the kind of ______ I was able to get. I don't think they'd ever really seen anything quite like it before, and from that point forward, they gave me open access to their entire collection and the assistance of Dr. James Hogan, their ____________.

Solution

  1. decided
  2. simple
  3. approached
  4. entomologist
  5. project
  6. detail
  7. basically

Original Text

So I decided to photograph it for him, and this is what I produced. I basically asked myself two simple questions. The first one: Could I take all my knowledge and skill of photographic lighting and take that onto a subject that's five millimeters long? But also: Could I keep creative control over that lighting on a subject that size? So I practiced on some other found specimens, and I approached the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to see if I could have access to their collection, to progress the project. And I went up there for a meeting, and I showed them some of the images that I'd been shooting, and they could see the kind of detail I was able to get. I don't think they'd ever really seen anything quite like it before, and from that point forward, they gave me open access to their entire collection and the assistance of Dr. James Hogan, their entomologist.

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