Learning macro photography unlocks subjects for you to shoot that are all around you and so often ignored. With our new tutorial, you can get started on a shoestring budget and create superb results.
Well over a decade ago I saw a thread on a car enthusiast forum called "Macro Photography" and I clicked it. Inside, were images of insects in ways I'd never seen them before. I soon started returning to that thread multiple times per day, eventually resulting in the purchase of my first SLR camera, a kit lens, and a close-up filter. I took one pretty average image of a spider with some flies around it, and I was hooked. From that day until this, I've loved macro photography and it not only shaped what I liked to shoot with my camera, but also the direction of my career. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to see us teaming up with Andres Moline to create an incredibly comprehensive Fstoppers tutorial on macro photography.
In this tutorial you learn everything from photography basics and low cost gear, to raw image processing and stacking techniques. The subjects of the tutorial are varied too, with tips on photography flowers, jewelry, and insects. With over 12 hours of video, raw image files, PSDs, and access to a private group with Andres on Facebook, you can really go from having no experience in macro photographer what so ever, through to being equipped with the tools to create stunning imagery. The value, however, isn't just for beginners. I shoot macro photography every single week on a commercial basis for brands, but the sheer volume and intricacy of the information contained in this tutorial had me permanently inspired to try new things.
Below is a snippet from the tutorial detailing how any lens can be used for macro photography with the right adaptor; a cheaper way to get into macro work.
I know we have some great macro photographers in our community, so let's see some of your favorite macro images in the comment section below.