Hello, lovely people! So glad to have you stop by! This is a repost of the original feature since I deleted it by mistake. The staff couldn't help me with restoring it so this is me recreating it from memory and not everything will be the same, but all the artworks are here.
For this feature I had the help of Yuukon, MarcosRodriguez and JustACapharnaum who are all passionate supporters of and contributors to the photography community.
Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object which is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects whose life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I prefer to call those pictures Close-up photographs.
Technical aspects aside, Macro photography for me is the way we can show to the world the tiny treasures that surround us and that we often do not pay attention to.MarcosRodriguez
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Is There Something On My Face by Wildlifecloseup
Sporen by dreieinhalb
Genesis by endprocess83Duo by ericdufour-Photograp
Spanish Eyes - Catocala Fraxini moth by bordafragile by Ingelore
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DSC 3365 copy by ErickLopezFotoM4453 - November daisy. by Lothringen:thumb714681709:
Eggs_ by WanderingMogwaimy birth by lindahabibaWater Drop and Green by KingFamineAutumn walk by strelicjaMacro #6 by ShininGeckoSweet Jelly Eyes - spider portrait by bordaLittle cute bug by petrwolf:thumb713913666:A drop of sunshine by MEP4PhotographySpeckled Bush-Cricket by snomanda:thumb714416796:Southern yellowjacket on rust. by nolra
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blue by secret-mirrorSpring found its way to us by Hazel-Photography
W e i g h t l e s s by GrotesqueDarling13Drop on Dianthus by KingFamineBroken But Home by Yuukoncloudy skies by KittenKayleighHello there. by WildePhotography1994Ink and Water.. by DanielSanchoWallpaper 14 by MCN22Lightbulb by rwetzelMacro by GlaucoMeneghelliMorning Dew by LidiaRossanaSpider in the light. by OshimaruKung7285Austere by Phenix59
To me, macro photography is an important side of photography. During the analog times, it was something that took a lot of gear, time and even courage to get things right, thankfully, in our digital time, macro photography has become a lot more accessible to everybody. Macro photography is a true representation, also known as 1:1 scale, of a subject. Macro photographs often shows details you cannot see with the naked eye, which is what makes it so intriguing to me. There are so many things in our daily life that we pass by without giving it another thought, yet those things can be so insanely beautiful if you just know how to look at it. That's what macro photography is to me. A different, beautiful way to look at things.Yuukon
Feature-Fest Vol. 86: Macro
Small Steps by IndigoSummerr
Ladybug in the rain by albatros1
If I Could DD - Macro
snowflake by strcplp3
Droplet 6 by lueap
Three-in-one by ChaoticMind75
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Shades of Silver by Bimmi1111
Life in Pink is Fantastic by SheilaMB-Photography
-> What is macro photography?
Macro photography is a photography speciality. Technically speaking, true macro requires a 1:1 ratio or higher, meaning a life-size depiction of a subject on the camera’s digital sensor (or film). So if, for instance, you are photographing a subject that is 5mm long, this subject shall appear as the same size or greater on your camera's sensor (or film). If it appears smaller than the subject, then it is a close-up photography. That's for the strict definition of macro.
More generally speaking, macro is about capturing details not visible to the naked eye.
Everything and anything is macro material: objects, fabrics, animals, insects, liquids, people, as long as the photos are magnified enough to see the intricate details.
-> Why are people passionate about it?
I can't talk for the others, but from my personal experience, I love macro because it is to me a form of contemplation of my surroundings. Without macro existing, we wouldn't know how beautiful snowflakes can be, how just a leaf or fabrics can be so detailed with their intricate patterns, how an eye can be so mesmerizing, how liquids can come to life or how insects have such complex shapes! Macro photography is used for science, but not only: it is used for art too: to display the gorgeousness and the complexity of our environment.JustaCapharnaum
Why I love macro photographyIn case you haven’t noticed it yet, I may have an interest in macrophotography
First of all, here is a definition, by MarcosRodriguez of macro photography: "A Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. […] Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects which life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I prefer to call those pictures Close-up photographies." (quote from here)
But why do I love it so much? In order to answer that question, I asked for the help of some other macro lovers:
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The Macro Photography Pandora's BoxCommunity Week
In this article, you will find all kinds of articles about Macro photography both from DA, and other websites.
I had the honor to work with some amazing people for this article. So a HUGE thank you to these contributors! These people are: VBmonkey26, dack99, relhom, Lothringen, MarcosRodriguez, endprocess83, Azph, class-pessimist, LiaCam, OliviaMichalski, lindahabiba, Kisarisary & DragonflyAndromeda!
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In this article, I will decipher some common misconceptions about Macro photography and its DA subcategories. Hopefully, this will help you have a better understanding of what macro photography is and its subtleties!
What is macro photography?
Macro photography is a photography speciality. Technically speaking, macro photography isn't a magnification but a true representation. I found a quote a couple of years ago that defines macro photography that I am particularly fond of for its clarity:
This week's special corner is dedicated to some beautiful macro photography articles and some awesome groups where you can submit your work, browse a lot of brilliant shots and even get regular features:
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