The results from macro photography, when well done, can be spectacular as a dazzling, miniature world comes to life. Check out this great video to learn how to use any lens to get started with macro photography immediately.
Andres Moline is a professional photographer well regarded for his beautiful macro work of insects. In the video below, Moline teamed up with Fstoppers to demonstrate how to take any camera and lens combination and turn it into a macro photography rig.
Macro photography is defined by a magnification ratio of at least 1:1 and there are a number of high-quality lenses specifically designed for this purpose. Moline demonstrates how to achieve a macro magnification ratio without having to spend money on a new lens; the key is flipping a non-macro lens using a simple and cheap reverse mounting ring and shooting with the traditional back element. Moline goes on to showcase solutions for obtaining the desired aperture, focus, and flash settings with this ingenious macro "hack."
While I had to keep my innate arachnophobia in check watching Moline use a beautiful yet slightly terrifying spider as his model, the results using macro and non-macro lenses were incredible. If you're interested in learning more about macro photography from Andres Moline, please sign up for the mailing list below.