Want to explore small worlds? We'll help show you how!
Mason Resnick -
May 25, 2011
If you're here, you're ready to make magic. Macro photography--the kind that magnifies subjects to full size or bigger on film or CCD chip--transforms common objects into strange new worlds. But this transformation requires the right gear, solid technique, and a visual style to make the magic work. We've put together this free guide to macro photography to help you make informed buying decisions and to help you get the most out of your gear after you've bought it.
Be sure to read our guides to macro lenses, flashes, and essentials so you're ready for your close-ups.
Read our Macro Shooting tips to give you a solid foundation in appropriate photographic techniques and help you avoid common pitfalls.Then, Elinor Stecker-Orel shows you how to photograph refracted images found in tiny raindrops, in Drops of Inspiration while Rick Sammon shows you his indoors technique for gaining control over tiny natural subjects in Practice Makes Perfect in Close-Up Photography.
We've also included many daily tips that make good use of macro.
There's a lot more to Macro, and we'll be updating this section and adding new features from time to time. Check in often!