Macro Photography Tips

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Friends, many of you have been asking me about my gear and the way I create my works, and requesting to share some tips.

Well, you're welcome to check out my most recent article about macro photography and quench your curiosity! ;)




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Thanks for reading :)
Musterkatze's avatar
Great article. Thank you very much for sharing your tips.
It helps me a lot to keep those tips in mind. :)
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Thanks! :) feel free to share the link with your friends.
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Thank you very much! :)
Enigma90210's avatar
Thank you for sharing ! I will definitely need to acquire that lens , ( all of my macro shots are done with a telephoto lens and free hand ). But you are definitely right in saying macro takes much practice to get everything perfect. To me it is my favorite type of photography because it shows the beauty and  image of what we cannot easily see day to day. 
alexgphoto's avatar
:) You could create great images with some tubes and an old 50mm lens too, of course a nice macro lens makes things easier.
I shot my first images with a simple 18-55 kit lens, and till this day all my works are shot free hand (don't have money for a tripod yet). ;)

Macro sure does brings out the most surprising and beautiful details we regularly miss in our daily lives. Thanks for reading!
Enigma90210's avatar
hmm what do you mean by tubes  ? I do have a  55mm -  135mm ( upgraded kit lens). You do very well with free hand shooting :)
Any tripods in mind ? ( and I know how you feel about the money thing I don't have enough for a macro yet either lol). 
alexgphoto's avatar
I mean these: digital-photography-school.com…
Personally, don't use them. But they're usually pretty cheap and might be a good addition to a beginner's macro kit. However, take notice that the more extensions you use with your lens, the less light it will pass through.

Good luck!
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Thank you for the advice :) , the area where I live is often gloomy overcast so the loss of light is quite a factor so I will probably just wait until I can afford a macro lens. It was still and interesting thing to read and I will pass it on to others. 
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Glad you found it helpful, thanks for reading! :)
John-Peter's avatar
Thanks for share with us, Alex! :)
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Thanks for reading John, do spread the word by sharing on FB if you liked it! :)

By the way, I just added it as a deviation, perhaps you could share it in the Nature-Capture group? I'm sure many users will find it useful.
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thanks for this. (: i've been wanting to learn more about macro photography. i just don't have a good lense yet. ):
alexgphoto's avatar
I started out with a simple kit lens, gear is not an issue. Get out there, get inspired and practice, practice, practice! :)
cdphotographs's avatar
ok c: thanks! i'll definitely practice!
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