So you don't want to or can't go out but you still want to take some macro photographs? Fear not! We have some solutions for you!
Indoor photography can be as interesting as outdoor photography. Think of the place you live like a location waiting for you to be examined!
Take the time to notice the different fabrics of your clothes: which ones look the most interesting to you? Pay attention to your walls with all the different colours, holes, bumps.... What about your decorative items with different colours and rich textures? Or your gemstones? Or the shape or insides of your fruits and veggies? The possibilities are just endless. All you have to do is look around and pay attention to your surroundings.
Think water collisions
Water drop collision photography is a fun and rewarding way to spend a rainy day afternoon. There are many techniques, from using a basic medicine dropper and your camera's flash, to the more complex setups with timed valves and multiple speedlights. Once you get the timing down, the pictures you produce can be breathtaking. You can use different backgrounds, use color gels on your flash, or add food dye to the water to introduce some variety. Practice makes perfect!
Think water droplet
Don't wait for rainy days to go out and take water droplet photos! Instead, provoke a situation! The classic example is using a feather as a surface onto which the water droplet(s) can remain intact for a rather long time. But you can use other surfaces too! Eyelashes (yes, eyelashes), dandelion seeds, veggies, flower petals, drops falling down your sink, CDs, fabrics, rough surfaces... You can spice things up by adding some colourful background too, or play around using a prism to have some interesting reflections into the droplet(s)!
If you're feeling extra creative, then this next project is for you! Combining different colors of paint using the "pour" technique can yield beautiful and unique opportunities for abstract macro photos. You will need at least two colors of acrylic paint, a pouring medium, and a substrate such as glass, plastic, metal etc. It is best to use a high flow acrylic paint. High flow acrylic ink combined with a pouring medium works well too! Once you have everything together, it's simply a matter of combining your chosen colors. There are many methods to explore, and it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.
Another fun way of taking macro photographs is using bubbles! You can make them in different ways: either by mixing water with soap or dishwashing liquid, or by using oil! You can use different colourful or monotone surfaces that you could display underneath them to have some really nice reflections. And the final results can just be magical with breathtaking patterns! One wouldn't think that bubbles can be so pretty
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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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