Slow down, and take a closer look

March 25, 2012  •  2 Comments

Although I am primarily a portrait and wedding photographer, I also enjoy nature and wildlife photography. I find it relaxing, rewarding and challenging. Somedays, if I have the time, I will just sit in one place and wait for a photographic opportunity to come to me. Taking the time to zone in, and really look around can pay off sometimes. If you have a camera that you can really zoom in with, or an slr with a macro lens, take the time and slow down. Take a close look at what's around. Often times, taking a real close up provides us with the opportunity to see things we may not normally see. In the world of close up photography, we are truly giants. Unfortunately, we are usually looking at the big picture also, walking right by some awesome photographic opportunities. These are water drops on a few strands of a relatively small (about the size of a silver dollar) spider web on a foggy/misty morning in my backyard. Taken with a Canon 5D MarkII, 100mm macro lens with a 36mm extension tube and an off camera ringflash. Understanding not everyone has this type of equipment, the links below should get you on a great start to macro photography with whatever camera/equipment you do have. Slow down, and take a closer look at what you may be missing. Happy photographing.

http://photo.net/learn/macro/

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/macro-photography-tips-for-compact-digital-camera-users

 


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Bill Duyck(non-registered)
Yes Steve, the macro photograph can really bring things to light that otherwise we would not see.
nikki(non-registered)
This is beautiful.
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