If you’ve seen close-up shots of plants or insects that seem almost impossible to catch, you’ve enjoyed macro photography. Let’s explore macro lenses and camera recommendations in our in-depth guide.
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Quickly learn what a macro lens actually is and the benefits of using one. We outline a few beginner shooting tips, including info on remote shutter releases, focus stacking, and types of lighting to use. Also, explore some of our favorite macro lenses!
The world of macro photography has been an interest for me ever since I got my first camera. That camera was a little Casio point and shoot that was maybe 2 or 3 megapixels. I was out shooting that first day with it and noticed on the mode dial a little flower icon and thought I’d set it to that and go shoot some flowers. I was several feet back from some Clematis (yes, I remember the exact flower) and the camera would not focus. After some trial and error I realized I needed to be closer to get focus…a LOT closer.
Adventure photo journalist Jay Goodrich highlights how he overcomes diffraction issues with today’s digital cameras and lenses by stacking multiple focal point images in Adobe Photoshop CS6 via Adobe Lightroom 4.
The MP-E is more than a macro lens – it is a portable microscope with the ability to fill an entire 35mm frame with the texture of something as small as a grain of rice. Explore this unique lens from Canon for your next macro project.