Indy Photo Coach 10:52pm, 12 February 2013
One of the most fun things about photography is the ability to present everyday things in new and different ways. Over time we all tend to filter out the "usual" and through pictures we can rediscover the magnificence in the seemingly mundane.
This week your challenge is to take a close-up or macro shot on an everyday item. Use a tripod for best results.
Tip: If you don't have a dedicated macro lens for your DSLR you may try one of these two options:
a) Use a point-and-shoot camera if one is available. Many modern models have a built-in macro function (sometimes indicated by a flower symbol) and almost all at least have a very close minimum focusing distance.
b) Use a zoom lens. If you have a 300mm zoom lens, even though it may have a minimum 5' minimum focus distance, combined with a tripod you can use it's zooming power to get a similar macro effect.
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Written by Trevor Warren
James Cormack Posted 5 years ago. Edited by James Cormack (member) 5 years ago
I took this with Tamron 70-300, it has a macro mode which locks it into the kind of 250 to 300mm area, but this was just regular close up at about 180mm. Just got a 100mm Macro lens and will be doing my first real macro when spring comes.