The goal for the creation of this macro photography gallery is to showcase a few of my close-up photos as well as to give you the opportunity to share your photos. This collection of close-up images is limited to flowers.
Along with insects, the photography of which involves different techniques to capture well, flowers are the single most popular subject to photograph when it comes to macro photography.
You can use the search box, up there on the top left of the page, to find other macro images and articles on the Digital Photography Tips web site.
Usually, when I go out for a macro session I'll shoot at least a few dozen image and come with maybe two or three that I like enough to share or write about.
The macro Gods must have been with me the day I shot these flowers, all of the photos above came from a one hour shoot in the backyard of my neighbor early one summer morning.
Surprisingly enough, the only macro photography equipment used was a tripod, a DSLR, a 85mm prime lens, and extension tubes. With this combination of gear, certainly very affordable, I use manual focus, manual exposure, and I carefully watch the histogram on the camera's LCD screen.
I recently attended a macro boot camp and the instructor supplied us with hundreds of small objects that he has collected over the last decade. You can build a gallery of images by "working" a certain subject matter.
Change arrangements, alter the lighting, and try to different views until you get an image worth adding to your gallery.
The instructor at the macro photography boot camp had a section of his presentation he called "Success Rate." Now imagine this; he is a master at macro photography and has been focusing on shooting close-ups for more than a decade.
How about 1 or 2 really good images out of his average macro shoot of 200 photos? Wow! Now I don't feel so bad when I come back from a close-up shoot and only have a few photos that are decent and maybe one or two shots that I really like.
Turn off the TV.
Start clicking the shutter and have a blast shooting macro!
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Keep on shooting!
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