Macro Photography

Macro photography can be defined as close up photo, in which usually the size of object is almost equal to its actual size. With the introduction of digital cameras one can enjoy macro photography without involving in costly affairs like buying lenses or extra accessories. Technically speaking, in this type pf photos, the image is directly projected on “Film Plane”, which is a digital sensor. Thus in general terms, when a 6”x4” print is developed, the image is either life size or larger. This kind of desired result is obtained by magnification ratio of 1:4.

Macro photography is beneficial in terms of avoiding cropping and enlarging images after being clicked. Macro mode help you to get as close as possible to your subject and click its intricately delicate structure. Also you can get away without editing and cropping, etc 


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How to take a macro photography

Considering following vital characteristics one can attain success easily in following few steps

1. Keep the depth of field as shallow as possible: It is quintessential to consider that the depth of the field shall be as limited as possible. Critical focus on the subject or its vital parts becomes necessary. Even a move of a millimeter from the focal plane can cause the picture to blur.

2. Select “Macro Close up” mode of the camera. 

3. Keep the highest resolution and best quality in the camera.  

4. Avoid the use of pop up flash at such close distances.  

5. Always keep on “Auto Exposure” mode. 

6. Click within few inches of your subject. 

7. Frame the view in LCD monitor so as to get a proper desired image. 


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Note: Stay as close as possible. Also remain as steady as possible. It is beneficial to use tripod to avoid camera shaking. One can make use of firm cardboard to avoid breeze.

The problem that still remains is that of uneven lighting of the subject. This is difficult to solve considering the size of the objects to be photographed. Moreover it is impossible that you can place a light between the camera and the object in question. In order to overcome this problem, photographers use telephoto lenses generally having focal lengths of approximately 100 to 200 mm. These are famous, since they allow enough distance for lighting between the camera and the object.

Thus one can master this art of macro photography using these simple hints.