35 Examples Of Stunning Macro Photography


Macro photography is also known as close-up photography. Compared to other types of photography, macro photography is quite difficult, because of the nifty equipment, lightning and other techniques involved. However, in the end it comes down to what kind of pictures you want to take and what level of precision you are striving for.

In this inspirational showcase, we’ve collected some beautiful macro pictures, as well as some useful macro photography tutorials – for people at all levels of experience.

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Stunning Macro Photography

Mr. Attitude2
by Cyrus K

Mr Attitude3

Homies on Da Hood4
by Marshall Alsup

Hommies on Da Hood5

by MuffinMummy


Flower in a Drop8
by Szabolcs Vass

Flower in a Drop9

Eye of a Tokay Gecko10


Sugar Girl12


Soul Dance14


An insect16



Winter Blues19
By Ursula I Abresch.


Cold Miner21
by LordV

Cold Miner22


Flower in a Drop24

Flower in a Drop25

Treble Chef26
Created by Glynn McDonald.




by Alliec2007


Recently at the fairytale forest32
by Gecko_gr

Recently at the fairytale forest33

Farewell, Old Friends34
by MuffinMummy

Farewell, Old Friends35



by Kristoffer Jonsson


Summer Refreshment40
by Frankieleon

Summer Refreshment41

Years of Lessons42
by Frankieleon


Ripples of Colour44
by Alex Bates

Ripples of Colour45

Stapelia leendertziae flower46
by Martin Heigan

Stapelia leendertziae flower47

Multi-Color Bungee48
by Frankieleon

Mulit Color Bungee49

by Alex Bates


by Alliec


by 5348 Franco


Spider with Egg Case56
by Jimmy hoffman

Spider with egg case57

Red Eye Tree Frog58
by Juza

Red Eye Tree Frog59

Hover Fly60
by LordV

Hover Fly61

Pseudo Scorpion62
by LordV

Pseudo Scorpion63

by LordV


Beauty of Rust66
by Frankieleon

Beauty of Rust67

Grass Drops68
by ViaMoi

Grass Drops69

Banded Demoiselle70
by Alliec2007

Banded Demoiselle71

Fred Eye72
by Snack Happy

Fred Eye73

Dew Drop74
by Alliec2007

Dew Dr75

Mother Ship76
by Frankieleon

Mother Ship77

Getting Stuck In78
by Alliec2007

Getting Stuck In79

Macro Photography Tutorials And DIY Tips And Tricks

Macro Photography for Beginners, Part 180, Part 281
This series of macro photography tutorials is a must for anyone starting a career in macro photography. These tutorials contain almost everything, including detailed explanations of macro photography, lighting, focusing and much more.

Picture by DodogoeSLR

How to Shoot Super Macro Photos83
A superb article on macro photography. It gives you a basic explanation of macro photography, as well as equipment, set-up, depth of field, flash and examples of what can be achieved and how.

Picture by fensterbme85

Macro Photography Tutorial For Taking Bug Pictures86
In-depth tutorial on how to take bug pictures. It covers camera equipment, close-ups, reversing the lens, lighting, flash, tripods and much more. Very educational for anyone interested in taking macro pictures of small insects and bugs.

Picture by dincordero88

Extreme Macro Photography on a Budget89
If you want to achieve extraordinary results, macro photography requires both good technique and good equipment. Lenses, lights, cameras and tripods cost thousands of dollars. Here is a useful DIY (do it yourself) tutorial on building a nice macro lens from a Pringles can.

Picture by leafy91

How to Take Close-Up Pictures of Small Things92
This is an amazing resource for beginners. It covers basic things, such as what kind of camera and lens you need, and then gets into exposure, lighting, focus, combinations and much more.

Picture by Clicks 100094

How To Take Macro Photography: Close Up, 03095
Another article to bookmark if you’re just learning macro photography. A lot of information, over four pages in fact, which will surely come in handy.


Depth of Field Calculator97
A really useful online tool that lets you calculate Depth of Field (DOF) before taking pictures. It can be used for almost any camera and lets you adjust for focal length (mm), f-stop, the subject’s distance and more.


How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio99
This tutorial is nothing short of fantastic. It shows you how to build a small lightbox in which you take pictures of small objects, flowers or anything you can think of. It won’t cost you much: all you’ll need is a cardboard box, cutting utensils and some paper.


Mini Macro Studio for Less than $0.02101
Another useful tutorial on building a mini-macro studio out of everyday objects in no time. The set-up is very simple and requires only a sheet of paper, folded and taped. It is very easy to make and produces nice results.


Macro Photography Tips for Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras103
Can’t afford all that heavy equipment? Then look at this tutorial. It provides all the basic tips and tricks on taking good macro photos with your point-and-shoot digital camera.




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  1. 1

    Wish I could see more of these, but Flickr is blocked here at work. Bummer.

  2. 52

    Just love these picture. I’d love to know what kind of lens was used to take each of them.

    Matt Bamberg

  3. 103

    David Hardwick Photography

    March 22, 2010 8:33 am

    Fantastic macro photography. I would love to try this out someday soon.

  4. 154

    Abed Algabar Banat

    April 14, 2010 1:07 pm

    Your photos at the top of beauty and I wish you more creativity I love this theme of photography and I also hope to be half your level

  5. 205

    Hi All,

    I am currently taking macro pictures on my small compact digital camera and am interested in upgrading my camera to a Nikon D5000 or the Canon EOS ti2. Any suggestion on which one I should purchase or other sugguested models?

    Many Thanks

  6. 256

    Every image is so captivating!

  7. 307

    Myles Thompson

    May 24, 2010 2:54 am

    Fantastic. Just spent a small fortune on a big fat camera with a chunky macro lens, focus rails, some lights – even bought a house with a room suitable for a studio. Spend so much time with the children in the garden looking at insects – seemed like a natural extension of all that rummaging around in the undergrowth.

  8. 358

    what cameras and lenses did u use because i have got some that are like them and just under the same quality better than them with a lumix TZ3

  9. 409

    im realy impresed what these pic so great

  10. 460

    very very nice…


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