Getting started with MacroMacro PhotographyGetting started with Macro by MarcosRodriguez
So you want to shoot some fancy Macro pictures, and don't know where to start? There are quite a few ways to achieve a Macro photo, lets review some of them:
1) If you only have a point and shoot camera, you will probably have somewhere an icon of a flower, if you select it your camera will try to focus at the minimum distance it can. It won't be a macro photograph as the magnification won't be the right one, but it will be a close-up photograph, and with patience you'll get some really decent shots, that's how I started.
2) If you have a DSLR with the kit lens that came with it then you have all you need to do Macro Photography. All you have to do is to remove the lens from your camera, turn it 180º and place the front element against the lens mount, and voilá, you instantly get a macro lens which will let you focus very close to your subjects. Of course you will have to focus manu
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 114MarcosRodriguez's
Light Hunters Feature #79Enjoy some of the recent additions to our gallery
16th DD suggestion acceptepYAY!!! Yet another macro!!! This time it's a tender image of two ants by Microsmos. I would like to thank Kaz-D for the feature:
April's top submissionsHi fellow members of CRPhotography, I'm MarcosRodriguez and from now on I'll try to do a monthly feature showcasing some of the best submissions of the past month. I won't be able to feature all of them, because we have a lot of great photography in our gallery but I hope you all like the selections I will do. Here you have the first one with some of the best pictures submitted on April:
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Don't hesitate to note me with the thumb! I'll do my best to get it in the next feature.
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Creating a Tiny worldMacro Photography
Many of you may know Rick-TinyWorlds - he has a gallery full of fairytales and magical things. His Photography goes beyond the boundaries of everyday photographs and he even shares with us exactly how he achieves his results.
According to Rick, creating a tiny world is very easy. Here's how you can do it...
"Much like on a big scale a mini water cycle establishes. Water from the dirt vaporizes due sunlight and condensates on the cold glass, coming back down as droplets.
The reason why you don't need to add fresh air is because the plants convert O2 to CO2 during the night. Now when it's daytime again the plant has new CO2 for their photosynthesis. The only thing they need from outside is a bit of sunlight.
Avoid too much sunlight, though - it will cook the plants! Instead place it in a shady spot.
Add very few water in the jar before you close it - I lost some terrariums to mold and moist.
My oldested terrarium so far is now
Macro Photography - What's On!Macro Photography
This week we have lots of articles for you looking at Macro Photography, what it involves, how to get started and how to make some Macro tools yourself, easily and cheaply! DIY Photography is becoming very popular and we hope to address and deliver some fantastic tips for you. We also have lots of great interviews with some Macro veterans and rising stars which will hopefully provide you with insight and inspiration.
Getting started with Macro Photography by MarcosRodriguez
Tiny worlds tutorials by Kaz-D
An Interview with GrotesqueDarling13 by MarcosRodriguez
An Interview with MarcosRodriguez by Kaz-D
Macro Tools by MarcosRodriguez
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