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20 Top Camera Accessories for Macro Photography

Check out the numerous camera accessories available to improve your macro photography. Learn more about macro photography & its essential accessories. Updated for Spring 2014.

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, April 11, 2014

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You're inspired to go out there and capture the world in miniature...now all you need's the right stuff. Here are the essentials--lenses, lighting, and accessories--that will help you produce that macro magic.

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TAGS: adorama,  macro,  macro photography,  ring flash,  clamp,  lens,  Focus on Macro Photography 

26 Top Macro Lenses: A Quick Guide

A look at true macro lenses - Updated for Spring 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Fred Singer, April 9, 2014

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Shopping for a macro lens? First, let's get the definition right: To get 1:1 magnification, which you need for true macro photography, you need to buy a dedicated, non-zoom Macro lens. But which one is best for you?

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  macro,  digital SLR,  Focus on Macro Photography 

3 proven flower lighting techniques for beautiful macro photography

Which flashes will help you capture the best shots

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, May 23, 2012

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Flash-lit flower close-up photography can be beautiful if you have the technique; now let's look at the gear you'll need to pull this off.

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TAGS: canon,  flash,  flowers,  ring flash,  flash diffuser,  flower,  flash modifier,  Focus on Macro Photography 

What Everybody Ought to Know About Flash for Fantastic Flower Photography

Improve upon natural light by adding flash

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, April 19, 2012

Learn how to properly use flash when doing flower photography and discover unlimited creative potential. Plus: Learn about botanical gardens and aboretums where you can shoot beautiful flower photos!

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Tame Natural Light for Fantastic Flower Photography

Tips for lighting macro and close-up flower photographs

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, April 4, 2012

If you can see a flower, it is a source of light. With flowers, this visible light originates elsewhere — with the sun (natural light) or an artificial light source — and is reflected by the flower.

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

After-Capture Techniques for Close-Ups

Solving problems digitally that you can't possibly solve when shooting.

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, July 12, 2011

One of the great boons of digital photography is that the image-making process continues after you have taken your shot.

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TAGS: photoshop,  close-up,  macro photography,  photoshop techniques,  Photoshop CS5,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Close-ups: Getting a Sharper Image

How to shoot up close and get tack-sharp results

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, June 20, 2011

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The biggest challenge photographers face when shooting nature close-ups is how to get a sharp image.

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TAGS: tripod,  macro,  close-up,  macro photography,  sharp,  sharpest aperture,  sharpening,  Focus on Macro Photography 

“Glowing” flower macro shots

A how-to tip from an online macro photography course that's only being taught once this year!

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, May 27, 2011

Since many of the yards and parks are full of flowers throughout the northern hemisphere, I wanted to share a really cool flower photography idea with you!

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TAGS: flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Choose The Best Macro Photography Gear for Classy Close-ups

A look in a macro master's bag

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, May 26, 2011

One of the greatest experiences I regularly have as a photographer is glimpsing the tiny miracles of nature that come to light through close-up photography.

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TAGS: macro,  macro photography,  leaves,  Lens advice,  lens,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Wide-Angle Macro Photography

Mini landscapes at 1:1 magnification

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Carl Heilman II, May 25, 2011

I enjoy working with different equipment to get ‘close’ to subjects with a camera, but I especially like adding thin extension tubes to shorter focal length lenses to create wide angle close-ups.

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TAGS: landscapes,  macro,  macro photography,  wide angle,  Focus on Macro Photography,  extension tubes 

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