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Old 07-28-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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I have been taking pictures of bugs and flowers in somewhat macro for awhile, but shooting in full auto most of the time. This creates conditions at times were you can't get the shot you want. Also all the smaller details that are important on a macro scale that can distract from the subject.

In this video he goes over all the details to consider for taking macro photography with a LOT of examples and showing why things work and how equipment works to achieve the results. The examples are for SLR or exchangeable lens cameras, but there are techniques that don't require any special equipment.


Note: Released by B&H (sells camera equipment). Advertising in the video is at the start/end.

Thomas Shahan creates some amazing photographs of insects in macro, and has some additional/complementary techniques, with examples in the field.

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Ooooo Thank you!
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I'm going on this photo workshop next month which will involve macro as well as landscape. Really looking forward to it, and then coming home to apply the techniques in my garden. Last year I took their hummingbird workshop and it was great. Highly recommend it! The Gerlachs are great instructors and their workshops are pretty affordable compared to most. Also they have recently published a book on Close Up Photography in Nature.
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I used to love taking macro shots of wildflowers in my twenties...with three lenses that could be used alone or in combination )screwed into each other and onto the cameras lens. This was back before digital cameras. I think it is time for me to get with the times.

Thanks for posting.
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I'd like to get back to taking macros but alas now....it's too late as I broke the newest camera I once had.
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I'd like to get back to taking macros but alas now....it's too late as I broke the newest camera I once had.
Sorry.


I'd like to purchase a really good camera...telephoto lens and all...but, for now I'm down to my smart phone.
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