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Digital Photography Techniques

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The Right Tripod for Macro and Close-Up Photography

When photographing certain subjects close up and trying to achieve certain results, the tripod you use can determine whether you succeed or fail. Knowing what’s available on the market and the differences [more…]

Important Filters for Macro and Close-Up Photography

A lens filter is a piece of glass that you position in front of your lens and that serves many purposes to a macro and close-up photographer. A filter protects the surface of your lens, cuts down the appearance [more…]

Close-Up Lens Filters for Macro Photography

Close-up filters (referred to as close-up lenses) screw onto the filter threads of a lens and enable you to achieve focus at close distances to your subjects. They can provide ordinary lenses with macro [more…]

Compact Digital, Fixed Lens, and DSLR Cameras

Which camera should you use for macro and close-up photography? There are three general categories for digital cameras on the market, each designed to suit the needs of a different type of photographer [more…]

Auto Focus or Manual Focus for Macro Photography

In macro and close-up photography situations, depth of field tends to become very shallow, so having control of your point of focus is very important. [more…]

Macro Settings on Digital Point and Shoot Cameras

Point and shoot digital cameras get their name from the idea that you can set one to its automatic mode and take images that are, for the most part, of acceptable quality. They free you from having to [more…]

Attachments for Digital Point and Shoot Cameras

Find out what accessories, if any, are available for your digital point and shoot in order to improve the overall quality of your macro and close-up images. [more…]

Zoom Lenses on Point and Shoot Cameras

How and why do you get very close to your subjects for macro and close-up photography? How and why do you pull back from your subjects? Almost all point and shoot digital cameras are equipped with a lens [more…]

Know When to Zoom in and Move out

Zooming in with your point and shoot digital camera in close-up photography enables you to create more comfortable shooting situations, and produce various types of compositions. Although point and shoot [more…]

Close-Up Image Quality with Digital Point and Shoot

Many digital point and shoot cameras can produce high-quality macro and close-up images if you know how to use them. Forget the notion that you can use your point and shoot camera only for pointing and [more…]

Focus on Details to Create Amazing Macro Photographs

You must pay attention to detail to create macro and close-up images with strong messages and visual appeal. To do this, you have to be in tune with the details. Look deeper into a scene in search of the [more…]

Design Elements in Digital Macro Photography

If you have a good eye for macro photography, you easily spot elements of interest and capture great images. By examining a subject and determining what you like about it specifically, you can create an [more…]

How to Create Perspective in Macro Photography

If you’ve developed your ability to find macro and close-up subjects and to spot their elements of interest, your next step is to use perspective to emphasize those things. Simply moving your camera in [more…]

Create Mood in Digital Macro Photography

Each subject in digital macro photography has a personality that you can emphasize in an image. Before you can successfully convey what that is, you need to understand your subject and the potential it [more…]

Incorporate Macro and Close-Up Techniques in a Photo Story

Having the tools and abilities to create macro and close-up photographs can help you add interest and well-roundedness to your portfolio, photo albums, photo essays, blogs, and online image galleries. [more…]

Lighting Equipment for Macro and Close-Up Photography

From a technical standpoint, macro and close-up photography can be more difficult to master than other styles of photography. Lighting can be an obstacle that is much easier to deal with when you’re equipped [more…]

Purchase or Make Your Own Macro Photography Gear

A lot of specific equipment is available to macro photographers and in some cases it may be best for you to go ahead and purchase it. Still, sometimes you’re better off finding an alternative product or [more…]

Handhold the Camera for Subjects that Move

You can take perfectly sharp macro and close-up photographs while handholding your camera, but doing so requires technique. The speed of your exposure in comparison to the level of camera shake needs to [more…]

Tripod Accessories for Macro and Close-Up Photography

In ordinary photographic situations tiny amounts of camera shake are unnoticeable, but in macro and close-up photography the effect of camera shake is amplified. Tripods and accessories help you overcome [more…]

Issues with Light in Macro Photography

Some point and shoot digital cameras enable you to get as close as one centimeter from your subjects and still achieve sharp focus, but doing so can be problematic as far as light is concerned. When you’re [more…]

Cloudy Light and White Balance

Light that is diffused through cloud cover casts a blue overtone in photographs just as open-shade lighting does. However, the blue shift in cloudy light is not as prevalent as that in open shade. [more…]

The Quality of Light around Sunrise and Sunset

The sunrise and sunset produce a direct, hard light source, but when the sun is behind the horizon, it produces a much softer type of light. And the lower it is beneath the horizon, the less directional [more…]

Create Natural Light for Close-Up Photography

In some cases the type of natural light you have isn’t the one you want for your close-up subject or your message. This is nothing to worry about, so long as you’re prepared with field lighting equipment [more…]

Make Light Like Sunshine for Macro Photographs

Perhaps the most complex of all natural lighting techniques is creating direct sun on a cloudy day. You need a battery-powered flash or a strobe to make this happen. [more…]

Size and Distance of Lights in Macro Photography

Although a creative approach can usually overcome any lighting obstacles, in macro and close-up photography you’re typically working with subjects and scenes that are very small, and your camera tends [more…]

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