Macro Photography Series
Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye. For example, while we can see the fly on the wall, our eyes aren’t equipped to make out the fine details of the hairs on it’s face. This is where macro photography comes in. It gives us a glimpse into the world of the very small, which goes largely unnoticed by us as we hurriedly shuffle through our day. This is where we have the opportunity to slow down and really look/study the world under our macro lens and hopefully create images that will reveal a world that is rarely seen close up!
Is to create a theme of your choosing (run it by me before you shoot). It could be a hobby or something that looks interesting close up. When choosing a theme make sure you will be able to shoot 3 different objects that would fall into that theme and that they are interesting enough that it will catch the viewers eye!
Themes to Consider...
The Colour Blue
Things that are rough
Things that are sticky
Things that shine
Pink / Purple
Reflections (in glass)
Rows of things
Steps I use for getting a great exposure are:
- choose ISO first
- set my shutter speed for the results I want
- check for warnings and slow shutter speeds
- review image and correct as necessary