Macro photography

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.

- Objects

orange, glitter macro, close-up
Object- Orange Glitter World

Bulb Close-up

Ping-pong Macro east point

Colorful Straw Close-up

Numerical/ Thermometer Macro

Paint and Brush Macro

Black and White Watch / Time Macro

 Pencils Macro

Crayola Close-up

White pencil macro

Black Pencil Macro

Red Crayon Macro

Leaf Macro

flower, bloom, spring, macro close-up
Flower Macro

Texture Macro

- Flowers

Purple Daisy Macro

Flower Leaf Macro

Flora Leaf and droplets 

Tulip - Pink

Peachy Frame 

Red Rose Macro Magic

Hello Flower close-up


daisy, macro, purple, green, closeup
Macro green - Daisy

red, flower, blossom, macro, magic, mania, close-up
Red-orange rings

Colors of the spring,

Beauty of the blooms.

Minimalistic Macro drop

Macro photography red rose

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