5 Techniques for Shooting Awesome Macro Photography
There is beauty in everything especially when you take the time to look at things closely. The human eye sees a lot of beauty but with a Nikon Mirrorless Camera or Olympus Compact System Cameras, seeing the world in a different—or more specifically awesome macro way is possible.
What is macrophotography?
Macrophotography is shooting subjects at extremely close distances. This makes it possible to see even the tiniest observable details of the subject’s surface. Common subjects include flowers, insects, and just about anything with minute detail which can be seen in different and beautiful ways when you take the right shot.
What are good cameras for macrophotography?
DSLRs are great or many purposes, but when you would like to have a more unique feel of macrophotography, you ought to try out a Nikon Mirrorless Camera or Olympus Compact System Cameras. Mirrorless cameras do not have instant live finder images but they can come up with great artsy macro shots. Compact system cameras from Olympus are more modern, but also achieve the same effect.
Taking Great Macrophotography Shots
- First, find a subject with worthy details for macrophotography. Those with interesting textures make great subjects such as flower stamens, your pet cat’s fur, or even ants passing by on your windowsill.
- Pick the best lens. Some of the best options can be from the 50mm to 200mm range. While there are a lot of lenses offering macrophotography features, you will take the best macro shots when you have a lens that can offer you 1:1 magnification. Lenses with 50-60 mm are great for general macrophotography shots but if you need macro shots at a distance, you can use 100 mm lenses.
- Make use of your aperture. Play with the depth of field of your photo by adjusting your camera’s aperture and blurring things which fall behind your subject. This shows more sharpness to your subject and gives it a bigger look too.
- Liven up your shots with flash. When you get the hang of adjusting your aperture, try to include flash and see the difference that it makes to your subject and how it would look closer and even more alive.
- Get to know your point of focus. This creates more impact and can add more definition to the shots you have taken. Instead of just taking a macro shot of a subject as it is, you can choose to focus even more on a specific detail by changing your point of focus even just by a few millimetres.