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Why I love macro photography

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 13, 2016, 1:08 PM


In case you haven’t noticed it yet, I may have an interest in macrophotography :paranoid:

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:


Arrow Bullet (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Because it makes you discover a whole new world

SheilaMB-Photography explains it well : "Macro is like magic to me. It’s all about the details that emerge when the picture is enlarged. Those that can’t be seen or aren’t noticed with the naked eye!"

Thanks to macro photography, everything around is magnified: “I have always found it fascinating to be able to see things that can't be seen with bare eyes. The possibility to be able to make invisible things visible - not only because of their size, but also because of the limited time of occurrence – is a special excitement in highspeed - waterdrop photography. Besides the forms that are coming to existence when waterdrops collide are extraordinary intriguing and most beautiful.” - AlexGornikiewicz

I’ve been practicing it for a couple of years now, and can’t stop but being amazed by how some very simple things, like water drops formed by water and oil for instance, can look so amazing. And I still get excited about it!


Vb0s2099 by Mebtaku The flying drops by Berlin-Steglitz  <da:thumb id="595725444"/>


Arrow Bullet (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Because it teaches you to appreciate everything and everyone around you

Starting macrophotography opened up my mind on how to perceive my surroundings. It made me realize that I don’t have to go hiking, travel around the world, or see some people with some special looks to see the beauty that is around me. Everything has macro photography potential, whether it is indoors or outdoors, him or her, or even yourself, as long as you see beauty in it.

As SheilaMB-Photography says: With Macro photography, I learned to appreciate more the simple things around me. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that some details are all creations of nature and not human, and I am talking about insects, flowers, human body...it is just incredible, and the more I see, or discover...the more I love macro photography. My best example of this is the human eye! Thanks to macro photography I know that our eyes look like portals to another dimensions! How cool is that!”

Thus, you see your environment differently: "I was drawn into macro for the sheer pleasure of (re)discovering nature, and the amazement it brings each time (e.g: didn't know flies had that feature, what's that bug anyway, etc.) […]" - Kisarisary


  A Gift by JenFruzz contrast by TrishaMonsterr Brush by SheilaMB-Photography


Arrow Bullet (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Because it develops various skills

Macro photography (amongst any other type of art) helps developing your creativity, concentration, your observation skills.....and strengthen your muscles :lol: Yes, I can’t tell you the number of times that I got sore about a shooting session from remaining still for a long time :lmao:


  Hexagram by Mina-Ficent  Ruhige See by DanielHeydecke 


Arrow Bullet (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Because we’re inviting others to see the world differently

Macro photography can also change people’s mind: “I love seeing things differently than I usually would especially with smaller creatures. The detail and things missed by the eye normally that make them that much more interesting. How you may perceive something as tiny and harmless by looking at it and then see a macro shot and it becomes horrifying and monsterous." - morbidman187

Thus, it can change your perception of things! I like macro photography because it allows me to show the small world in a way that people can't see it with their naked eyes. In the process, I've managed to change the way that people feel about insects, to view them as more than "just bugs.""dalantech


  Sleep Walking XII by dalantech Cuckoo Wasp by AlHabshi  FREAK by ELKAPL


Arrow Bullet (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Because it is a form of meditation

I can not be pissed off or upset when taking macro photographs. Why? Because then I am agitated, which will lead to me shaking, which will lead to me taking blurry photographs with wrong settings, which can possibly lead to me not taking photographs anymore for the day or longer. Instead, it makes me remain focus, at peace, and embrace the present moment.


Patience 08 by GregorKerle  and off we go again... by clochartist-photo  Collide 32 by endprocess83


Now, one can ask: do you have to be a photographer or more specifically a macrophotographer to enjoy it? Que nenni!

“Macro in terms of photography makes you as a god able to penetrate another Dimension, just... Another World. All of a sudden, you're a super hero able to travel where you would never ever go and worse than that: would ignore till end of times!

That's why I admire and respect macro photographers, and the way they bring us into the beauty of this infinitely small world heck not deprived of Beauty and amazing discoveries.”
- hosagu

Organic spring II by KKokosz   PoP by Sixo flame by tka4u4a  slight by MarcosRodriguez


At the end of the day, when you think about it, macrophotography is all about loving every single thing to bits and embracing your environment. :)

Majestic crystal by ChaoticMind75 Heart of  Poppy by GJ-Vernon Chameleon by CliffWFotografie Waterdrops-89 by mib4art  awake by dahmer-land Plant invader (return of the spiny caterpillar) by Kisarisary

Now, come on, try it out! :eager:

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this journal! :heart:

 



Skin by SimplySilent
Gotta love macrophotography!

Thanks to everyone who took part of this journal :heart:
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Mina-Ficent Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature! lovely article :)
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Thank you :)
I'm glad you enjoyed it
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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Wonderful article, thank you :)
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Thank you for your awesome work!
And thank you for your support :aww:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome article!! :clap:
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to read it :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course!! :D
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Kisarisary Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
100% agreed, nice article and very nice picks (apart from the last caterpillar :giggle: )
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
I like the last caterpillar, leave it alone :stare:
And thank you dear :huggle:
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Kisarisary Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
you're welcome, that was a honor to be picked :D
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mib4art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That's an awesome article. Nice !! :clap:
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to read it :)
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LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Great article, thank you for share  :)
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to read it :love:
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LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
:)
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup::nod: :clap:
... btw Thank You very much!
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
You're very welcome :huggle:
And thank you for taking the time to read it :)
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
:w00t: ... well was kinda hard. 
Text could be slightly bigger and lacking of contrast to the background makes it even harder to read ;)
hint: < f o n t size=3>text</f o n t > (with no spaces!) 
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
I like small fonts, but if it's a bother, I edited the text ;)
Thanks :)
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Better =D 
I can't say that i don't like small too!
When working (magazines, books, etc.) I always hated such compromises :faint:
(on that account if not implementing that at starting point, design usually suffers!) ... It was just a suggestion :w00t:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for letting me be a part of this!
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you for accepting to be part of this :love:
It was unavoidable for me to ask for your contribution :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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SheilaMB-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful article, very inspiring :clap:
I was a giant pleasure to be part of this article :heart:
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you :hug:
Thank you for your contribution too! :love:
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Artist
Awesome Article Thank you for sharing it :D
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to read it :aww:
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Artist
Welcome.
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hosagu Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a wonderful article. Thx for sharing with us your passion and this very special side of Photography :heart:.
We need more of those kind of amazing and well so well written and curated journals!!! :la:
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you so much dear :love:
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