Add quality to your pictures of autumn
Whether you’re shooting at f/16 for greater depth of field or a wide aperture to create a diffused background, accurate focusing is vital. Switch to manual focusing to fine-tune the focus and make use of the magnification facility of Live View for greater precision.
Use natural light
Make use of natural light. Most lighting conditions can be used effectively, but soft overcast light works well for many macro subjects. Also, try backlighting the subject for a dramatic result. A small reflector can be useful to bounce light back onto the front of the subject.
Isolate the subject
Keep your macro images simple by avoiding competing elements in the picture. Concentrate on the main subject, and try to isolate this from the background by shooting from a position that throws the surroundings out of focus. A longer focal-length lens helps make the subject stand out.
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