This is a forum exclusively for macro photographers. Macro photography is all about shooting your subject at a close distance, which is like 4-5 cm away.
Being able to capture the image of an insect, a mineral specimen or any small object that’s so tiny you cannot see them with your naked eye is something that has engrossed a group of photographers. Thinking about how you can give emphasis to the detail, pattern, and texture can be quite the satisfying experience for macro photographers, you can read all about your fellow photographers’ experiences here, and you can even share your own.
When we talk about macro photography, you instinctively think the subject is magnified. It’s called “macro” because you’re increasing the size of the object in the picture from about half-life size, as represented by the image sensor, to five times life size. What are the subjects you want to see blown up? What insects have you captured in photographs that made them appear larger than life? What are your creative ideas for macro photography?
In this forum, you can discover fun ways to use this photography technique. Explore the different types of gear you can use. Share with each other the challenges and tricks you've had with shooting macro photography.