Macro Photography also called Photomacrography.
Look at tiny details of any object,
magnify using your camera lens,
make it large and take a shot.
Simply think of it as when one wants to look closely at any picture or read tiny written text on the mobile, one zooms in the screen. Therefore for Macro shots the lens zooms in closer to the object.
The camera (macro) lens is zoomed in to magnify certain area of an object or an insect to take a macro shot.
Macro photo makes any object/insect/flower's details appear larger than they are. Small objects or details of an object are amplified.
The objects or the tiny details of the object are clearly visible.
The primary focus is on magnifying the subject/details of the object or a flower/leaf/insects using the lens.
Basically, taking shot from a closer distance and magnifying the small details.
These photos are shot from a very close distance. Hence also called close-ups in photography.
The ability to keep the focus on the details without shaking the camera is challenging because the slightest shake in camera can blur the photo.
Moreover, macro shots which are taken outdoors can seem difficult, if it is breeze or windy. The objects like flowers and insects move and this blurs the details. Use of faster shutter speed on the DSLR camera helps to avoid the jiggle of the object/leaf/flower and take focussed image.
To be able to take sharp macro images, one is advised to use a tripod. A remote connected to camera is beneficial too.
In some scenarios it is not possible to use a tripod especially outdoor macro shots.
In such scenes hand held camera helps to move closer to the subject.
A photographer can move the object closer or move the camera to and fro (adjust) to get a deeper detail of the subject.
A decent macro photo can be shot with aperture between F 10 to F 16 . If one needs to focus on extreme tiny details then aperture F 2.8 to F 5.8 can be used.
Try Macro shots of-
Objects - Needle, Coins, Tools, utensils, Watch, Paint, Glitter.
Nature - Flower, plants, Leaf, Insects, Stones, Dew/water drops.
Food - Fruits, Veggies, Bread, Cupcake sprinkles.
Some useful tips-
- Get closer to the object.
- Use macro lens.
- Use tripod.
- Using faster shutter speed for moving objects.
- Using Camera flash light.
- Different angled shots create interesting macro compositions or simply fill the frame.
- Patience, Patience & Patience.
- Last but not the least take a breath before clicking the shutter button.
Enjoy - taking macro shots.
|Object- Orange Glitter World
|Paint and Brush Macro
|White pencil macro
|Black Pencil Macro
|Red Crayon Macro
|Purple Daisy Macro
|Flower Leaf Macro
|Flora Leaf and droplets
|Tulip - Pink
|Red Rose Macro Magic
|Hello Flower close-up
|Macro green - Daisy