4 Important Aspects of Taking Sharp Macro Photos

No matter the genre, few things matter more to the majority of photographers than the sharpness of their photos. For macro photographers, sharpness is one of the top challenges, and this great video tutorial will show you four of the most important aspects of creating a sharp macro photo and give you a variety of helpful tips for ensuring you do so.

Coming to you from Micall Widell, this helpful video tutorial discusses four aspects of getting sharp macro photos. Sharpness is of particular importance to macro photographers, but there are many challenges in the genre that can rob images of that crispness. Depth of field is often at a significant premium, and macro photographers often have to resort to techniques like focus stacking to deal with the issue. On the other hand, when shooting handheld with flighty subjects, dealing with focusing and shutter speed becomes all the more difficult. Despite the challenges, when you get everything right, the resultant images make it all worth it. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Widell.

If you would like to learn more about macro photography, be sure to check out: "Mastering Macro Photography: The Complete Shooting and Editing Tutorial With Andres Moline!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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If you shoot macro photography then you already know these tips so nothing new here as this info has been covered for many many years now. Title should perhaps read " Beginner macro photography tips " instead. Most aspects of photography have been covered for decades now and these YouTube channels have run out of new and interesting topics to keep there viewing audience so they have to rehash common topics in hopes that new photographers will follow them, it's not just Micall's channel it's everywhere. One thing I did notice though is while ive been asked to follow people on Instagram before I have to say ive never been asked to follow someone on Instagram NOW, seems kind of demanding and desperate if you ask me.

Sure buy two things to keep in mind.

1. They want to present multiple types of photography lessons on their channel for completeness sake and to retain viewers. If you set out to write a photo how to book what would there be to write about if no one repeated what has already been taught?

2. It's good for people searching for videos when things like this pop up in recently uploaded filters.