Why I love macro photography
|15 min read
Recommended Journals
Macro Spotlight Vol. 130
MarcosRodriguez (https://www.deviantart.com/marcosrodriguez)'s Spotlight Vol. 130 Macro The Spotlight moon by lindahabiba (https://www.deviantart.com/lindahabiba) Cuckoo Wasp by AlHabshi (https://www.deviantart.com/alhabshi) Draw 3 by themetaphornextdoor (https://www.deviantart.com/themetaphornextdoor) I Need Some Time by IreneHorvath (https://www.deviantart.com/irenehorvath) Calocera viscosa by Thinking-Silence (https://www.deviantart.com/thinking-silence) Cerceris rybyensis by Seb-Photos (https://www.deviantart.com/seb-photos) Minty Micky by SheilaMB-Photography (https://www.deviantart.com/sheilamb-photography) Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II by dalantech (https://www.deviantart.com/dalantech) 138 by ElyneNoir (https://www.deviantart.com/elynenoir) small visitors by CliffWFotografie (https://www.deviantart.com/cliffwfotografie) .::Just Hang On::. by zaranix (https://www.deviantart.com/zaranix) wolf by pfrancke (https://www.deviantart.com/pfrancke) Cold tears by naked-in-the-rain (https://www.deviantart.com/naked-in-the-rain) abstract bubbles by lindahabiba (https://www.deviantart.com/lindahabiba) Lov by QuirkyDigit (https://www.deviantart.com/quirkydigit) Icy Fire by JenFruzz (https://www.deviantart.com/jenfruzz) Iris Eye by :devChororro
Contest! Hearts in Nature
Hello all and welcome to SkyAndNatureClub (https://www.deviantart.com/skyandnatureclub)'s "Hearts in Nature" contest. This contest will challenge YOU, the photographer, to present a photograph that depicts hearts in a natural setting! We hope that after reading through this journal, you'll be excited to show us your best and participate. What Entries are Acceptable? For your entry to be considered, your deviation must meet the following requirements: Entries will be accepted from February 7, 2016 through 11:59 pm PST on February 27, 2016. Photography only. One entry per deviant. Photomanipulations will not be accepted. For the purpose of this contest, a photomanipulation is conside
Macro Spotlight Vol. 197
MarcosRodriguez (https://www.deviantart.com/marcosrodriguez)'s Spotlight Vol. 197 Macro The Spotlight Diamonds by aliasvassily (https://www.deviantart.com/aliasvassily) Isolated by Kapr0s (https://www.deviantart.com/kapr0s) Collide 32 by endprocess83 (https://www.deviantart.com/endprocess83) ... by Lilium-VisualArtist (https://www.deviantart.com/lilium-visualartist) Evanescence by freMDart (https://www.deviantart.com/fremdart) Sunflower by szamot65 (https://www.deviantart.com/szamot65) Synapse by FemtoGraphy (https://www.deviantart.com/femtography) Ranunculus by Mars-Hill (https://www.deviantart.com/mars-hill) We A l l Have Our Own Way by GrotesqueDarling13 (https://www.deviantart.com/grotesquedarling13) water drop on a leaf by spaceraptorjesus (https://www.deviantart.com/spaceraptorjesus) Translucency by Shunky99 (https://www.deviantart.com/shunky99) caterpillar of Ice by albatros1 (https://www.deviantart.com/albatros1) wafting by IreneHorvath (https://www.deviantart.com/irenehorvath) Finger Fed Butterfly by dalantech (https://www.deviantart.com/dalantech) home pt. 1 by dahmer-land (https://www.deviantart.com/dahmer-land) Crown Kiwi by TonyUmanaPhotography (https://www.deviantart.com/tonyumanaphotography) Sam 9701 by Svartbroll (https://www.deviantart.com/svartbroll) Outter space by :devJ
JustACapharnaum's avatar
By JustACapharnaum   |   Watch
26 30 2K (1 Today)
Published: March 13, 2016


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
Recommended Journals
Macro Spotlight Vol. 130
MarcosRodriguez (https://www.deviantart.com/marcosrodriguez)'s Spotlight Vol. 130 Macro The Spotlight moon by lindahabiba (https://www.deviantart.com/lindahabiba) Cuckoo Wasp by AlHabshi (https://www.deviantart.com/alhabshi) Draw 3 by themetaphornextdoor (https://www.deviantart.com/themetaphornextdoor) I Need Some Time by IreneHorvath (https://www.deviantart.com/irenehorvath) Calocera viscosa by Thinking-Silence (https://www.deviantart.com/thinking-silence) Cerceris rybyensis by Seb-Photos (https://www.deviantart.com/seb-photos) Minty Micky by SheilaMB-Photography (https://www.deviantart.com/sheilamb-photography) Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II by dalantech (https://www.deviantart.com/dalantech) 138 by ElyneNoir (https://www.deviantart.com/elynenoir) small visitors by CliffWFotografie (https://www.deviantart.com/cliffwfotografie) .::Just Hang On::. by zaranix (https://www.deviantart.com/zaranix) wolf by pfrancke (https://www.deviantart.com/pfrancke) Cold tears by naked-in-the-rain (https://www.deviantart.com/naked-in-the-rain) abstract bubbles by lindahabiba (https://www.deviantart.com/lindahabiba) Lov by QuirkyDigit (https://www.deviantart.com/quirkydigit) Icy Fire by JenFruzz (https://www.deviantart.com/jenfruzz) Iris Eye by :devChororro
Contest! Hearts in Nature
Hello all and welcome to SkyAndNatureClub (https://www.deviantart.com/skyandnatureclub)'s "Hearts in Nature" contest. This contest will challenge YOU, the photographer, to present a photograph that depicts hearts in a natural setting! We hope that after reading through this journal, you'll be excited to show us your best and participate. What Entries are Acceptable? For your entry to be considered, your deviation must meet the following requirements: Entries will be accepted from February 7, 2016 through 11:59 pm PST on February 27, 2016. Photography only. One entry per deviant. Photomanipulations will not be accepted. For the purpose of this contest, a photomanipulation is conside
Macro Spotlight Vol. 197
MarcosRodriguez (https://www.deviantart.com/marcosrodriguez)'s Spotlight Vol. 197 Macro The Spotlight Diamonds by aliasvassily (https://www.deviantart.com/aliasvassily) Isolated by Kapr0s (https://www.deviantart.com/kapr0s) Collide 32 by endprocess83 (https://www.deviantart.com/endprocess83) ... by Lilium-VisualArtist (https://www.deviantart.com/lilium-visualartist) Evanescence by freMDart (https://www.deviantart.com/fremdart) Sunflower by szamot65 (https://www.deviantart.com/szamot65) Synapse by FemtoGraphy (https://www.deviantart.com/femtography) Ranunculus by Mars-Hill (https://www.deviantart.com/mars-hill) We A l l Have Our Own Way by GrotesqueDarling13 (https://www.deviantart.com/grotesquedarling13) water drop on a leaf by spaceraptorjesus (https://www.deviantart.com/spaceraptorjesus) Translucency by Shunky99 (https://www.deviantart.com/shunky99) caterpillar of Ice by albatros1 (https://www.deviantart.com/albatros1) wafting by IreneHorvath (https://www.deviantart.com/irenehorvath) Finger Fed Butterfly by dalantech (https://www.deviantart.com/dalantech) home pt. 1 by dahmer-land (https://www.deviantart.com/dahmer-land) Crown Kiwi by TonyUmanaPhotography (https://www.deviantart.com/tonyumanaphotography) Sam 9701 by Svartbroll (https://www.deviantart.com/svartbroll) Outter space by :devJ
Comments30
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Mina-Ficent's avatar
Mina-FicentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature! lovely article :)
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you :)
I'm glad you enjoyed it
Berlin-Steglitz's avatar
Wonderful article, thank you :)
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you for your awesome work!
And thank you for your support :aww:
MarcosRodriguez's avatar
MarcosRodriguezHobbyist Photographer
Awesome article!! :clap:
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you for taking the time to read it :)
MarcosRodriguez's avatar
MarcosRodriguezHobbyist Photographer
Of course!! :D
Kisarisary's avatar
KisarisaryHobbyist General Artist
100% agreed, nice article and very nice picks (apart from the last caterpillar :giggle: )
JustACapharnaum's avatar
I like the last caterpillar, leave it alone :stare:
And thank you dear :huggle:
Kisarisary's avatar
KisarisaryHobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
you're welcome, that was a honor to be picked :D
mib4art's avatar
mib4artHobbyist Artist
That's an awesome article. Nice !! :clap:
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you so much for taking the time to read it :)
LidiaRossana's avatar
Great article, thank you for share  :)
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you for taking the time to read it :love:
GregorKerle's avatar
GregorKerleProfessional General Artist
:thumbsup::nod: :clap:
... btw Thank You very much!
JustACapharnaum's avatar
You're very welcome :huggle:
And thank you for taking the time to read it :)
GregorKerle's avatar
GregorKerleProfessional 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!) 
JustACapharnaum's avatar
I like small fonts, but if it's a bother, I edited the text ;)
Thanks :)
GregorKerle's avatar
GregorKerleProfessional 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:
dalantech's avatar
dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for letting me be a part of this!
JustACapharnaum's avatar
Thank you for accepting to be part of this :love:
It was unavoidable for me to ask for your contribution :)
dalantech's avatar
dalantechHobbyist Photographer
:hug:
SheilaMB-Photography's avatar
SheilaMB-PhotographyHobbyist Photographer
Wonderful article, very inspiring :clap:
I was a giant pleasure to be part of this article :heart:
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved