Tips for Shooting Macro

Widely used in natural sciences, in the portrait of insects, plants, fungi, etc., macro photography serves to better see the world around us.
The macro photography, or macro photography, consists basically in fill the entire image with a very small object, or details of something (a crack, pores, hairs, insects, etc.).
Its characteristic is to portray the detail and to uncover what our eyes cannot see.
Nice, but will ask me what it takes to shoot macro and whichlens to use?
Well, of course there are specific lenses for it. And are expensive.But we will discuss them at the end.
Now, let’s just stick in the “hacks” and cheaper solutions, as well as some Tips for shooting macro.
Is good, too, that before buying a camera, check this option. To learn more, read these ten tips on how to buy your camera.
Still, remember to use techniques such as the rule of thirds. And always search to buy a digital camera that meets the basic requirements.
We’ve already written, here, an article with tips for buying your digital camera from
Tip for shooting macro 1: put the “little flower”.
On your camera has a small flower in the modes of adjustment, you know what is it good for? No? For shooting macro, oras! In this way you can focus on the object with less than 5 cm away (Yes, you have to get close).
In this mode the camera will automatically the photometry of the object to be photographed.
Tip for shooting macro 2: reversed lens.
There are ‘ reversing ‘ rings that allow you to attach the lens so reversed in camera to obtain gains in image magnification.
But of course you can simply Flip the lens holding her. A tripod helps, since you will have to use two hands, one to hold the lens and the other to focus (focus manual).
Tip for shooting macro 3: L ente close-up
The close-up’s are engaged on the edge of the lens that you already have, working as a kind of “filter”. They decrease the focus distance, allowing you to get close to the object, capturing its details.
Watch out! When buying a close-up lens, take in the store the lens that you want to bind it, because there are specific measures for each lens and you will have to test on time.
In You, a lens this expense of R $200 to $100.
Tip for shooting macro 4: Tubes and bellows
Less used, the tubes and bellows increase the focal field, enabling a better capture of details, filling the entire image field.
Tip for shooting macro 5: flash for macro photography?
With time you will see that lighting is everything in this type of photography. There will be situations in low light or shadow. For this you will have to use flash. Then, you can see that using a normal flash will cause shadow from the machine.
The solution is to invest in several flashes to be used off camera, or use a ring flash. He gets around the lens and does not cause the shadow of the camera. Yes, it’s equal to equipment used by police officers/detectives/scientists in the television series CSI.
This flashes the $350 cost 4,000 R$, also in the Can .
Tip for shooting macro 6: specific lenses.
You can’t do nothing but macro photos with these lenses. The difference is that all of the above techniques, using lenses, cause loss of light, she didn’t, and the result is much more satisfying.
Not to be confused with normal lenses that is written as one of the qualities, the word “macro”. This lens that I’m talking about is dedicated only to this type of photography.
Costs about 4,000 R$.
Another Tip for shooting macro is to use tripod. Because it is a delicate photo, he avoids the natural hand blurred.
Professional applications of this modality are well wide and ranges from scientific studies to the magazines of curiosities, nature, science and architecture.
You can make money with macro photography, but will have to spend a lot, too.
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