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5 Tips and Tricks for Breathtaking Macro

Posted on 16 JAN 2017 By Isabella Foreman Under Guest Blogs Category

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Macro photography is a field which all photographers become interested in sooner or later. It is very interesting to capture the unique moments of the "smaller" world; however, it is necessary to acquire some knowledge before you go out expecting to capture amazing macro shots.

Let’s take a look at some tips that will certainly help you out.



1) Picking the right gear

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It all starts with picking the right lens to get the right shot. You should be looking for a 50mm lens for a cropped sensor or 70mm lens for a full frame sensor. To achieve better results, going up to 200mm lenses will give you even better results. Keep in mind that you should be looking for lenses which are specially made for macro photography, as they provide more flexibility when you are taking a shot.

2) Utilize aperture appropriately

Like in all types of photography, aperture plays an important role in macro photography as well. It all depends on the amount of depth of field you want to create. For example, if you are taking a photo of a flower, yet you want to put an emphasis on the beautiful surroundings, it is best to go with the smallest aperture possible, it all depends on the lens, but it is usually f/22.

On the other hand, if you want to put a clear emphasis on the object of the photo, it is best to go as wide as f/2.8, as that will let you create an impressive look of shallow depth of field.

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3) Choosing the right focus point

When you are getting this close to your subject, it is very easy to get it out of focus. This is why it is fundamental that you are aware of your focus point location and which technique you are going with.

Practicing is very important here, because every subject is different and picking the wrong focus point with a widely opened lens can make a photo completely useless. Additionally, the more you understand how these two works in correlation to one another, the more you can play with your photos, achieving different desirable effects, with different subjects.

4) Post process the background

The background is very important in all types of photography, and macro is no different. Sometimes the background simply doesn’t tell a story, but during the post-processing, it is possible to make adjustments to achieve the desired effect. One of the best ways to do this is to learn a little bit of Photoshop Service and play with photo processing; a completely new set of ideas will open before you.

5) Weather conditions

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All the weather conditions are great for macro photography, as different conditions give off different details. However, before you go out, it is essential tomaster shooting photos in all weather conditions. Then, you can get out and capture all the details of a hot summer day, rainy autumn afternoon or a cold winter morning.

These tips and tricks will help you take more astonishing photos. The main goal is to get out and shoot as much as possible, as like with many other skills, becoming a great photographer requires a lot of practice.


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