What is Macro photography?
Macro photography, is extreme close-up photography. Which means, macro photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or larger in the photo. Macro photography subjects usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. Scroll down to read more…
Macro Shot of West Indian Jasmine flower bud
Ant and Candy
Macro shot of flower fly
Macro shot of flower bud
Ant, Macro photo
Macro shot of flower
Macro shot of Pied Paddy Skimmer dragonfly
Macro shot of West Indian Jasmine Flower
Macro shot of table rose bud
Macro shot of wrist watch
Macro shot of red beetle
Size comparison of macro shot
Photos: Anoop Santhakumar
Macro photography also known as photomicrography or macrography and sometimes macrophotography. Macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs of small subjects.
Photomicrography is also used for bringing out details in jewelry and other inanimate objects. It is a widely used art form that is incorporated in almost every niche of photography, whether for travel, portraiture, action, or even event photography, both in the film and digital age.
Nowadays, both point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs have a built-in macro mode that helps users capture significantly closer shots of an object from an observable distance. The camera automatically adjusts lens elements and moves them closer to the sensor to best suit close focusing, and without the need for extra lenses or macro tubes.
Macrophotography Lens (Macro Lens)
To achieve true macro photography, there is a wide range of macro lenses available for select digital cameras (mostly DSLRs) that are optimized for achieving as much as 10x magnification for professional macro images.
Macro shooting may now seem to be more complicated than you thought it would be, but it really isn’t especially not after using some of our top 10 tips for capturing the best macro photographs.