Basics of macro photography

Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography, because it is very accessible. Photographer doesn’t need to go far away and look for places with stunning wives. Instead he can just go outside and find a lot of useful objects in nature. Although, anyone can find some good objects for macro photography, it takes some skills and knowledge to get a good macro picture. There are lots of things to be taken in consideration for photographer to make a really good shoot.

For those, who don’t know, macro photography is an extreme close-up photography of very tiny objects. In photography these objects are very sharp and look lot bigger than they are in real life. Objects of macro photography can be found anywhere and they can be photographed either in studio or in nature. Most popular objects of this form of photography are insects, water drops, parts of plants etc.

First thing you need, to get a good result, is appropriate equipment, staring with the camera itself. For macro photography you can use either DSLR or mirror less camera, but you need to pay attention to the parameters. First of all pay attention to the resolution. To get a good macro picture count of pixels is very important. More pixels mean clearer and sharpen photo. Of, course also optical zoom is important to get good pictures also from further distance. The third most important aspect is sensor of the camera. Macro photography starts only from 1:5 magnifications so the sensor should be no more than 1, 5 inches. Also there are lots of other aspects that should be taken into a consideration, but these are the basic ones.

Although, nowadays it is possible to get quite good shots with any digital camera, you can use some add-ons for the perfection. For example, you could use macro lens. It helps to prolong the working distance. That means you can take some quality shots from further distance, which is really helpful in situations when the object of the picture is dangerous or just difficult to access. Also camera stand and illumination equipment can be used, but those are not the basic things needed.

The last thing you need to know is which modes to set in your camera. Of course, the basic mode you need to set is the macro mode, because that is the best mode for close focusing, but at the same time this mode makes the camera loose lens aperture and shutter speed. For macro photography small lens aperture and shutter speed is important for sharpness, so you need more light for a good photography. If you are using professional DSLR, than best option would be to use purpose-built macro lens which is optimized to operate at closer than normal distances, but this is probably not for the beginners, because this lens is very expensive.

Those are the basic things every macro photographer should be aware of. The further success of the shooting depends on photographers’ artistic skills and imagination and creativity.

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