Macro photography is a unique type of photography that captures microscopic objects. You’ll also hear the term micro photography, which is the same thing. It’s particularly well-known for capturing the beauty of little insects and animals. What’s interesting about seeing these objects from up-close is that you can see details that you wouldn’t be able to see with the naked eye or with a regular camera.
Here are some tips to improve your macro photography:
Choose a macro lens with the proper focal length for your subject
If you are starting out and you don’t know which lens to choose, it can be difficult to find the lens that’ll suit your needs. There are three categories of macro lenses.
· Short (35-60mm): Inexpensive and has a short working distance.
· Mid-range (90-105mm): Somewhat inexpensive but has a short working distance.
· Long (150-200mm): Most expensive and best when working from a distance.
Ultimately, if you want to capture professional images of very small objects or insects, we don’t recommend purchasing a lens with a short focal length. It’s best to invest in mid-range or long macro lenses to shoot close-ups from further away.
Make sure to choose a lens with a good ratio
You’ll need to choose a camera with at least a 1:1 ratio to reproduce objects at a life-size magnification.
Attach your camera to a tripod
Attaching your camera to a tripod will help you achieve more stable close-up images.
Use your flash
Using a flash when shooting macro will add more light to your subject resulting in a sharper image. The background will also appear darker, which enhances details on your subject.