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Getting close and personal with macro photography

By Admin User on November 6, 2020

Small subjects that stand tall

Macro refers to something that’s large, but what does it have to do with taking pictures? Macro photography involves getting very close to small objects and taking pictures of them to make them appear big while keeping every little detail in tact.

Normal cameras will hardly pick up the pattern on the spider’s legs

This style of photography has existed since the 1800s and has gotten more popular over the years. Common subjects of macro photography are plants, sculptures and bugs. Photos of the crawly kind can be achieved by using a normal lens, but it’s recommended to use proper lenses or camera accessories.

Some of the most effective ways to take crisp macro photos is to use a macro lens, a close up filter or even some extension tubes.

The caterpillar on the gravel road is two centimetres long.

Taking macro photos may seem like it’s only possible for DSLR cameras, but it can easily be achieved with a phone. There are lens attachments you can buy for your phone’s camera to get the same results.

The statue’s claw is only a centimetre from the lens

Macro photography does require some patience, though. The focal distance is short, which means you will need to be within five centimetres of your subject. The depth of field is also shallow, which restricts how much will be in focus. It’s also best to have a good amount of light to make your subject stand out from the background.

Light from the side made the dust more visible

Fine details of your subject will also be more visible as if it were full scale, hence macro photography.



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