Saturday, January 31, 2015

Prologue to Macro Photography

Genuine macro pictures are those that demonstrate the subject at a 1:1 to 10:1 proportion, or life size to 10 times the real size of your subject. So more often than not we shoot close up photography its not genuinely macro.

This has been further befuddled by a large number of the makers naming zoom lenses and advanced cams with "macro" modes that are not genuinely macro either. A large portion of these gadgets get to a "nearby up" point or around a 1:4 degree, or 1/4 life measure on the film or advanced document. At the point when these pictures are printed to the ordinary size, they are augmented around 4x (4x6 print) to bring them to the 1:1 degree, the genuine macro proportion of life size.

So the long and the shy of it is that we are for the most part discussing close-up photography when we discuss macro.

Stipulations of Shooting Macro

Macro photography brings with it certain issues with the "working separation" and "profundity of field".

As you grow the subject, you must get near to it. This implies that sometimes the subject is very nearly touching the front of the lens, providing for you or no "meeting expectations separation" into change the lighting. Ring lights and macro glimmer connections are intended to manage this issue.

Once more, the closer you get to a subject, the more you lessen the profundity of field. To balance this we have to utilize little openings to get the subject in centering.
If you have trouble finding macro photography ideas, try insects first.

The obliged apparatus for macro photography is the tripod. Without this, it would be difficult to draw near to the subject to get the clean, fresh shots you need, and difficult to get steady shots - given that any cam shake from a hand-held photograph will be amplified.

Picking your subject

When we discuss Macro or close up photography, the decisions for topic is interminable. Things that are uninspiring at typical survey separation can get to be exceptionally fascinating when you begin taking a gander at them close up.

A percentage of the common or customary subjects are blooms, bugs, and so forth. For this lesson we have picked a few subjects that will help to delineate the diverse parts of macro photography.

To begin with, we will show working separations and introduction pay with a few greenery covering an old stump. To show how to include or expand the light the subject, we will shoot some little pine cones and a leaf.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Up Close and Personal: Macro Photography on Smartphones

        One of the most popular styles on smartphone photography goes to the art of macro shooting. With high quality 1080p images coming from the smart phone catching that drop of water next to a ladybug on a leaf has never been easier. The size of the phone and the ease of handling make taking close ups a must do for all mobile photographers. An advantage I have noticed also, if you are trying to get close ups, you have to get close to the image. With a heavy DSLR and loud click noises and functions, you are much more likely to scare the bug off then capture a great picture. With a smartphone however, you will remain silent allowing you to capture beauty in its most venerable state.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Macro Photography Lens

Macro photography has some of the most expensive lens on the photography market. But, there are some very easy workarounds to get the results you're looking for for a low cost. The most popular workaround in macro photography is the reverse lens. When you reverse a lens on your DSLR camera, it does not only raise the magnification, but Also shortens the minimum focusing distance, making this perfect for macro photography. It is very easy to get started with this macro method. The best way to do this is by purchasing a reverse ring, which go for less than five US dollars. Keep in mind that you are reversing the lens onto the ca,era so the shorter the length of the lens, the greater magnification will be achieved. For an even less expensive alternative for the lens, consider buying an M42 lens, and gluing your reverse ring to the front. This is because M42 lenses are old, high quality, and cheap. So what are you waiting for? Start taking some pictures!
Photos using this setup can be viewed here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting Started with Macro Photography

When wondering how to get started with macro photography, often the first word to come to mind is: expensive. Nowadays macro lenses are more expensive than cameras! Well I am proud in saying that my whole setup for macro photography is less than $50 total (minus the camera). You can learn my macro setup here. The easiest way to start is by purchasing a macro filter and/or extension tubes for your camera. Using these items raise magnification but can reduce the brightness of your photos so it is smart to purchase a flash (the cheapest are old vivitar ones). So as my photos justify, it is very easy to get started on macro photography for well under $50. You can view my photos here.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Macro Photography Community

You can join an amazing macro photography community on google+ here. If you are a beginner and have lots of questions, there is a beginners section for questions.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What is Macro Photography?

Macro photography does three things:

  • Gives you a look of the smaller world
  • Lets you look at things from a different or abstract persepective
  • Astounds Onlookers

Macro photographers use macro lenses that can get very close up to the subject to take these pictures. It often reveals details that are usually missed by the human eye, and stun viewers. Here you will see pictures of things close-up that you never would have dreamed of. Another technique is taking things so close up people can't even recognize them, this can be a great game to play with friends. A great macro photographer is Thomas Shahan who photographs jumping spiders. Look at the other pages on this site to learn more.

Photo taken by Rey Idowu
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