Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.
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We test 6 specialist macro flash units and rate how well each gives you controllable and highly effective lighting for your macro photography.
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Macro badges are often slapped on lenses that offer a magnification factor of 0.5x or less. However, true macro lenses deliver 1.0x, or 1:1, magnification. This means that if you photograph a small object at the lens’ closest focus distance setting, it will be the same size as the image projected onto the camera’s sensor.
This is perhaps the most important thing to know about using macro lenses. Below we’ve compiled a list of 9 other things you need to know when using a macro lens.
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Using a tripod and setting manual focus are essential for getting pin-sharp macro photography. Here we explain these and other ways to set up your camera to shoot close-ups.
The majority of photos we take are at eye-level. But often you can find amazing subjects to photograph – or even familiar subjects seen from a new angle – by getting down on the ground with your camera. Below we’ve offered our best tips for how to make shooting at ground level easier and more comfortable by explaining how to set up a camera for use at low vantage points.