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Macro Photography in 60 Seconds

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Macro Photography

If you'd like to photograph small subjects up close and personal then I'll take you through some of the main areas of Macro Photography, in 60 seconds.

More Macro Tutorials

Learn more about Macro Photography on Envato Tuts+:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Tuts+. We’re aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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macro or micro photography used to mean an image of a small subject on a thirty-five

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millimeter film frame that was life-size or bigger. Lenses or additions like

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extension rings, bellows, or even filters can be used with an SLR or DSLR camera

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to help you achieve a reproduction ratio of 1:1. A true macro lens will have this

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written on the side. Even cheap compact cameras usually have a macro mode depicted by a

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small flower icon. Depth of field field varies with aperture and focal length. A sharp

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the foreground with the soft background

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usually requires a small aperture and for you to be quite close while avoiding

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casting a shadow from your kit. This will result in a lack of light, so it's a delicate

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juggling act to get everything to come together. Using natural lights, often with

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reflectors, can help and avoid flash where possible. Master manual focus for macro

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photography as auto will struggle to focus up so close and and if you're photographing

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things like insect then time is of the essence before they move away. I'm

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Marie Gardiner, that was macro photography in 60 seconds.

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