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35 Stunning Macro Photography Ideas

          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.

          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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          Extreme Macro Photography on a Budget 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 leafy

          How to Take Close-Up Pictures of Small Things 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.


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          Spider with Egg Case by Jimmy hoffman

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          Red Eye Tree Frog by Juza

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          Hover Fly by LordV

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          Pseudo Scorpion by LordV

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          Beauty of Rust by Frankieleon

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          Grass Drops by ViaMoi

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          Banded Demoiselle by Alliec2007

          Banded Demoiselle

          Fred Eye by Snack Happy

          Fred Eye

          Dew Drop by Alliec2007

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          Mother Ship by Frankieleon

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          Getting Stuck In by Alliec2007

          Getting Stuck In

          Macro Photography Tutorials And DIY Tips And Tricks

          Macro Photography for Beginners, Part 1, Part 2 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 Photos 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 fensterbme

          Macro Photography Tutorial For Taking Bug Pictures 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.


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          Extreme Macro Photography on a Budget 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 leafy

          How to Take Close-Up Pictures of Small Things 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.


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          Getting Started Guide to Macro or Close-Up Photography 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 Calculator 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 Studio 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 $0.02 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 Cameras 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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