Do you like seeing things up close, like really, truly up close? What is it about macro work that is so interesting, seeing textures and scenes that are much harder to appreciate using just our eyes?
Today, we've got a simple video with some information and beginner tips from Micael Widell that's all about shooting macro photography. I can remember that I've always been fascinated by macro work; I think it's the textures that tend to really impress me. Being able to see the surface of a bug's eye or the hairs on an insect is pretty remarkable. The veins on a flower's petals? Yeah, that is really cool stuff to see up close.
Widell has some great tips for people who haven't thought much about macro work before, including focusing, depth of field, and some advice about lighting a macro scene. Obviously, he has some pointers about getting your focus right (which has to be one of the most difficult things about macro photography). This is an area where image stabilization is going to go a long way in making your life a bit easier.
Leave a comment below if you've ever tried macro before. Did you shoot insects, flowers, or something else altogether? I haven't shot genuine macro before using a macro lens, but the times I've gone for the ultra up-close shots, I have usually been shooting flowers and plant life. Honestly, I've found it really relaxing and definitely enjoy a photo walk through a botanical garden.