Macro Technique TutorialMore Like This
Ive been asked a couple of times to do a tutorial on macro photography, and Ive given a few "quick and dirty" explanations on various forums. But its easier to write about it formally in an article and just point someone to a link. So here goes
Disclaimer: I am not the last word, nor in my humble opinion is anyone the last word, on any photographic discipline! There are many different ways to take a photo, and I really dont think that any technique is inherently wrong -just different. In this article Im going to explain how I shoot macro and hopefully there will be something that you can use. The important thing to remember is that my technique was developed based on my experience with a camera -and the things that I do may be detrimental to you! So take my techniques, experiment with them, and adapt them to your own style of shooting. Dont let anyone tell you that you have to have a certain piece of equipment for a particular type of photography
Composition tutorialThis tutorial will give you an understanding of what to do to make an interesting composition for character based pictures. If you use these rules as a guideline of what to include it will help your picture to be more visually appealing.More Like This
This is what goes on in your picture. It tells the story. You need some sort of narrative before you can conjure an idea. It's really helpful to never directly use your first idea because we jump instinctively to cliché thoughts and concepts. You can use that idea as a base for future ones, but never use it exactly as you first thought. Just remember that this is the story of the picture.
Once you have the narrative established, you can begin to think about what emotion is going on in the picture. If you are using color, then with a happy emotion you may want to use a bright or pastel multicolored-scheme, but with a sad or scary emotion you'll want a muted color scheme. A muted color scheme is often including co