Macro photography is a photograph taken with a very close distance to get steeper details on a small object such as insect, pollen, drops of dew and others. Photo macro constellation typically have a 1: 1 wherein the resulting image the same size as the original object. Photos macro currently in vogue because it can show the other side of the object that is around us, especially insect-themed macro photo. The photos are beautiful and unique in addition, also has a fairly high economic value.
The first step to getting impressive macro photos
Use Macro lens.
For macro photography, using a macro lens is the most appropriate choice, because the macro lens usually has a magnification of 1: 1 even more. In addition to the macro lens, another alternative that can be used is the extension tube, reverse or filter ring close up.
Consider the Camera Settings.
- 1Setting camera with RAW format (this is useful when editing process later on, because we can perform color correction on the photo).
- Setting aperture preferably between F7,1 to F11 (depending on the situation).
- setting the shutter speed should be between 1 / 80sec to 1 / 60sec depending on the situation.
- The ISO setting is not recommended to use high ISO will cause noise and grain in an image, preferably an ISO setting as between 100 to 400.
- The picture style in a natural setting.
- Setting the white balance (WB) on Calvin 4200 up to 4800.
Use manual focus.
By using the manual focus, I get to focus more accurate than using the auto focus. Some types of lenses rely beeb sound when the focus is right, but there are also certain types of lenses such as lenses Mpe 65 that there is no sound beeb and really rely on our eyes, to find the right focus, it is used in a manner lansa advance the backing lens near object. Use of the elderly is also easier for the photographer to focus on playing the composition of the photo.
Make sure that camera shake.
DoF narrow the impact on hard macro photographs focusing on an object. Just a little turbulence, the focus will be missed. To resolve this, adjust the position of the body like a sniper, and then breathing as quietly as possible. If still felt shaky, use tools such as a tripod or monopod. You can also use the speed diatas1 / 125 sec.
Consider the Time Shooting.
For natural pictures, the right time to shoot is when the sun shines gently around six to nine o’clock in the morning and in the afternoon about four o’clock to six o’clock. At these times, the insect is still less active because it is still cloaked in moisture grain pies or eating. As for the photograph extreme, there is no time limit, we use the tools cool flash and light absorbers.
Consider the direction of light.
Photographers who have experienced typically utilize natural light opposite premises cameras (backlight) because it will make the resulting image beautifully widened and dimension. To get this backlight, you should do when the sun is shining gently around five or six in the morning until about five in the afternoon. To note, lenses do not deal directly with the sun because they can be a silhouette.
Use only light assistance when needed.
The use of light relief or artificial light such as flash / Speedlite / Reflector and other necessary when the weather is a little dark (low light), especially for macro photography that clicking close-up object with extreme magnification (above 1: 1). in a picture like that natural light is less supportive. Especially when the distance between multiple portrait lens to the object is very close. Because the exposure will be reduced and susceptible to noise.
Approach the object step by step.
If your object is insects, do not approach in a hurry. Union will make the object that we are headed into a restless and wild. Come closer step by step and try not to make unnecessary movements in order to object to feel safe and not assume our presence as a threat.
Avoid using perfume.
When photographing insects, try not to use excessive perfume that smells especially stinging. Insects do not like it.
Thinking and act quickly.
Once the meeting with the object, immediately or metering, then think of the exact composition fot before approaching object. It is useful to minimize excessive cropping process on the photos and minimize the loss of moment when the target object quickly change places.
Consider the angel.
Make sure the angle (angle viewfinder) parallel to perpendicular to the object to get the focus and sharpness are evenly distributed, along any object.
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