The basic elements
What is macro photography?
And it is great for art subjects too.
New compacts, bridge cameras or even smart phones are geared up to take great macro shots now.
Pretty impressive stuff, and the file sizes are impressive too.
However, you do need to use equipment that is suitable for your end use:
Mastering the technique
As with most things once you have nailed this, you just have fun getting a good composition and seeing the results.
So here are my tips on how to shoot great macro images:
Once you have mastered the technique it's all about composition, choosing:
Top tip: shoot the same subject several times altering the aperture (f-stop) each time then choose which one has the right amount of the subject in focus and good background blur. Edit on your computer, ideally; blow it up to 100% to see what it really looks like. This takes a bit more time but guarantees you a good result.
Shooting butterflies and insects
Watch out for my blog post on that. It's a whole new technique.
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