Today, I want to discuss one of my favorite types of photography; Macro. Whether you are using a macro lens on your DSLR, or are setting your point and shoot camera to Macro, it is a different way to shoot the world and the objects around you. I tend to use it both in my personal and professional work. While shooting weddings, I use macro to shoot close details of the bride's accessories. This is an image of the bride's necklace laid on her flowers:
If you are going to try this with your point and shoot or DSLR with a Macro lens here are a few tips to help:
- If you are shooting with a point and shoot, select Macro mode. This is generally symbolized with a little flower.
- Using a tripod can be useful. Keeping your camera still not only improves your shots (getting rid of camera shake), but it also allows you to play around with different settings without losing your composition.
- Using a timer can also help reduce camera shake, so that you do not have to touch the camera when triggering the shutter.
I would love to see some of your examples of macro photography! Please email me at Elegantedgephotography@gmail.com with your examples and I will post my favorites!
"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them." - Diane Arbus