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Choose a Tripod for Your Digital SLR Camera

Do you need a tripod for your digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera? If you hold the camera steady and don’t shoot below a shutter speed that’s the reciprocal of the focal length you’re using, you’ll [more…]

Choose Accessories for Your Digital SLR Camera

You will eventually want to purchase accessories for your digital SLR camera. When you buy a digital SLR camera, you get a camera body, a battery, and a lens. That’s enough to get you by when you’re shooting [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Tele-Converters

Tele-converters can be a useful tool for macro photography to carry in your camera bag, but before making the purchase, examine the pros and cons associated with them and compare them to other pieces of [more…]

Increase Photo Magnification with Tele-Converters

A tele-converter is a secondary lens that you position between your lens and the camera body (just like the extension tube). A tele-converter receives the image created by your lens and provides a magnified [more…]

How Extension Tubes Work for Magnification

You have options for getting macro results with your ordinary lenses. Using an extension tube to turn an ordinary lens into a macro lens is one of those options. [more…]

Add a Reversing Ring to a Zoom Macro Lens

A reversed zoom lens gives you the option to choose from a variety of focal lengths at a close-up range. You can reverse a lens and fix it to your camera body with a reversing ring. This makes it possible [more…]

Work with Fixed Macro Lenses

A fixed macro lens has an unchanging focal length and enables you to focus when you’re close enough to your subjects to achieve a true 1:1 macro capture. Use this type of lens to achieve the highest quality [more…]

How to Choose a Macro Lens

When you’re considering which fixed macro lens is best for you, the first thing to contemplate is which focal length works for your shooting style.

When it comes to macro and close-up photography, the longer [more…]

Quality and Size of DSLR Camera Digital Sensors

Having the right lens for the job provides the image you’re looking for, but what you capture that image with is another story. The quality of your camera works together with the quality of your lens to [more…]

The Benefits of Using Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

One of the best ways to turn an ordinary camera lens into a macro or close-up lens is to use an extension tube — a piece of equipment fixed in place between the lens and the camera body in order to create [more…]

Choose the Right Macro Lens for Your Subject

A key component to consider when looking for the macro lens that best fits your close-up photography style is what subjects you will be photographing with the lens. If you generally shoot inanimate subjects [more…]

Compare Zoom Macro and Fixed Macro Lenses

Some photographers prefer a zoom lens (camera lens with a variable focal length) for close-up and macro photography because it enables them to cover a variety of focal lengths without having to change [more…]

How Focal Length Affects Your Composition

A scene basically is comprised of your photo subject and the environment that surrounds it, and when composing a photograph you have to consider how you want to fit your subject into that environment. [more…]

Make Zoom Macro Lenses Work for Close-Up Photography

A zoom lens with macro focusing technology doesn’t provide the close-up and macro results that professional or serious amateur macro photographers are looking for, and it’s not an ideal lens for photographers [more…]

Optical Quality in Macro Lenses

Not all macro lenses were created equal, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money to get great quality. You simply have to know what to look for. [more…]

Understand a Macro Lens’s Features

A macro lens’s features are basically its main selling points. Photo companies like Canon and Nikon use these features to compete with each other and also to convince you to go with the more expensive [more…]

Grip Equipment for Macro and Close-Up Photography

The equipment used to hold lights, support subjects, and to clamp props is referred to as grip. Grip goes hand in hand with your lighting equipment to provide ideal shooting conditions, and in macro and [more…]

Use a Tripod to Minimize Camera Shake

In macro and close-up photography, motion is the most difficult obstacle to overcome. You may encounter subjects that move (such as busy bees), your camera may shake during the exposure due to various [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Lenses Designed for “Photomacrography”

Photomacrography refers to the art of photographing small subjects larger than life-size on your digital sensor. (But for the most part, people still use the term macro photography.) [more…]

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