Macro Photography Tips

Macro photography allows you to go from mundane to artistic by bringing out the extreme details in everyday objects.  From insects to flowers to the buttons on your coat, there are opportunities everywhere.  Whatever your subject might be, here are 5 macro photography tips to get you started.

When exploring macro photography, keep these lens considerations in mind:

  • Continuously-variable focal length – suitable for virtually all macro subjects
  • 45–65 mm – product photography, small objects that can be approached closely without causing undesirable influence, and scenes requiring natural background perspective
  • 90–105 mm – insects, flowers, and small objects from a comfortable distance
  • 150–200 mm – insects and other small animals where additional working distance is required

Dont have time to watch the video?  Feel free to scroll quickly through the photos below.  All fantastic examples of macro photography.


What are your favorite objects to shoot when it comes to macro photography?  Let me know in the comments!

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