Basics of fine-art photography/Creating works in macro photography

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Natural selection (Eua Island, Tonga) Photo from the book
"Two months of wandering and 14 days behind bars", p. 77

Macro photography is the creation of optical images, where, according to the Great Russian Encyclopedia, the scale is from 1:5 to 10:1 or higher.

General information

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The method is used to display small objects in full size or with magnification; (the smallest objects are displayed using photomicrograph).

For professional purposes, special accessories are used: supplementary lenses, extension rings, short-throw lens, etc.

Ways of implementation

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With the simplest digital camera, you can get a decent result. Many "point-and-shoot" models have a “macro” mode, using which, you should bring the camera closer to the object being shot, while not forgetting to increase the shutter speed, because the image illumination decreases as the distance decreases. If your model has a depth-of-field option, use the maximum setting to ensure that the finest details are captured.

In any case, in the era of digital technology, trial and error will help.

The use of bulky detachable lenses and tripods, contradicts the principles of the author, who is a supporter of hobo tourism, so if you are interested in an in-depth understanding of macro photography theory, look at the works of creator this article, which were made with a primitive camera and... try to find another textbook — more thorough and detailed one.

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