Even though the human eye has about 576 megapixels, we’re still not capable of zooming in and examining tiny objects. Thanks to macro photography, a.k.a. macrography, we’re able to enjoy beautiful close-up photographs of very small subjects. To technically define a photograph as macro, the size of the subject needs to be greater than life size. In order to take macro photographs, you’ll need a lens that is capable of reproducing ratios greater than 1:1.
Thanks to the advances in sensor technology, a small-sensor digital camera can rival the macro capabilities of a flagship DSLR with a “true” macro lens. Despite the lower reproduction ratio, producing macro photography is broadly accessible at a bargain. Macro Photography does require solid technique and visual style, so don’t think that you can just pickup a camera and snap gorgeous photos. “Patience is a virtue,” and you will certainly need it to capture great shots.
If you’re a photographer looking to brush up on your macro photography skills or a beginner, we’ve collected a few useful resources that’ll help you succeed:
- 6 Tips for Successful Macro Photography
- Macro Photography by Photo.net
- Reversing Lenses for Macro Photography
- Macro Photography Video Tutorial
- Macro Photography for Beginners
Today we collected some stunning examples of macro photography for your inspiration. All of the images are linked to their respected authors.
Macro Photography by Joakim Kraemer
Insectuality by Trevor Henry
Macro of a Hornet via Imgur.com
Macro Life by Jonne Seijdel
Macro Photos by Oleg Zhukov
Macro by Joni Niemela
The Macro World by Agni Soonu
Weather survivor by Suren Manvelyan
Millefiori by Fabian Oefner
Micro Photography by Igor Siwanowicz
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