Category Archives: Macro

How to Shoot Artful Droplets on Flower Petals

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90mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec, 100 ISO

Petals and droplets… classic combo but it always works well! It can be graphical, poetic or simply gorgeous.

It’s not always easy to do but here I give you my tips to get your own droplet on a petal shot.

Droplet, drop, petal, flower, pink, purple, macro, Sony, Sigma, water
90mm, f/8, 1/8sec, 100 ISO

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5 Tips to Better Macro Photography (Part 2)

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50mm, f/5.6, 1/80, 640 ISO

In order to offer you a better in-depth article for our macro-photography introduction, you’ll find here 5 other tips from my own experience you might need if you want to go further in this magical photography field :

5. Live View. Use the live-view mode. It’s easier when you need to have your camera on the ground for creative perpectives and in the meantime you see directly the depth of field you have. It’s easier than to use the depth of field preview button when you are into the grass. By the way, remember to use enough depth of field. You will usually want to have the best bokeh ever but you will probably end up having almost everything blurry. Especially with extension tubes of course, the depth of field is very shallow.

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16mm extension tubes (24mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 200 ISO, +1.3EV)

4. Manual focus. I would usually recommend to use manual focus in order to be sure that the focus is made on the object you want. Otherwise you could be bothered by the Auto-focus choosing another part that you do not want as your main subject. Continue reading 5 Tips to Better Macro Photography (Part 2)

Top 5 Tips to Better Macro Photography (Part 1)

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Use extention tubes if you don’t have a macro lens (23mm, f/4, 1/250 sec, 100 ISO, +0.3 EV)

Macro-photography has this little thing that makes it look magical!

Indeed, this technique transforms common objects into a strange or spectacular landscape. But as it is so small, it is often hard to see what we can get out of it. If you want to shoot insects, they’re quite hard to catch and don’t forget, the wind is your ennemy!

In order to make the most out of your new macro lens or extension tubes, here are 5 tips to improve your macro shots:

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16mm extension tube/ 24mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec, 100 ISO, +1EV

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How to Take Great Macro Photos for Only $40!

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Taken with 16mm extension tubes (50mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, 160 ISO)

Photographers who engage themselves in macro photography keep being seduced by this field. One of the satisfying things is to reveal what the human eye cannot plainly see. This gives us the opportunity to change our perspective on this tiny world, so different from the one we know. It often looks like another planet. That’s what macro-photography is, revealing things we can’t see and show it to the world.

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My Introduction (Christian M.) – Photographing the Macro World

Eclosion of Life: it’s a 2mm wide wild flower shot: 16mm (24mm FF equivalent), f/4.5, 1/80 sec, 100 ISO

Hi everyone,

First of all, I want to thank Edward T. for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with him on this website and share with you all my experience of photography.

Morning dew: 16mm(24mm FF equivalent) f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO
Droplets Spree: 16mm(24mm FF equivalent) f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO

So Hi, I’m Chris M. and I live in the Paris area. That being said, it is not relevant information as my photography style is about macro photography, natural landscapes and silhouetted subjects.

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