No matter the season or the time of day I’d wager that a suitable close-up subject can be found within five or six feet of the chair you currently sit in. When it comes to exploring macro and close-up photography, the good news is that anyone can participate. Close-focus describes any lens where the maximum size of the captured image is smaller than the real life subject. We’ll go over some of the more technical aspects in more depth in a future installment. Macro photography is so popular that most cameras have an exposure mode built-in to support it. The most common DSLR lenses used by hobby photographers for macro photography is a tele-zoom: a lens in the 55-200mm or 70-300mm range. We’ll talk in depth about the equipment and accessory options that can take macro photography from enjoyable curiosity to passionate pastime in future installments.
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Photographers who pursue macro photography can find endless inspiration in the details and patterns that surround us.
While a DSLR camera is preferred for close-up work, using a compact camera can be just as rewarding.
If your camera has selectable modes you’ll find macro by selecting the icon shaped like a tulip. For now we have three assignments designed to get us thinking in terms of small, tiny, and details. If you’re shooting a DSLR and have a tele-zoom lens, you might wish to have it mounted to the camera. If you have an old hula-hoop you’re set, otherwise fashion a ring about 30 inches across out of old garden hose, cardboard, or another semi-rigid material. Find a toy or model no larger than an inch or two and place it in the middle of a white sheet of paper. Selecting this mode on a compact camera can cause the camera’s lens to lock at the optimum length for close work. Learn to move yourself and the camera toward or away from the subject in order to create your composition or achieve focus.

Years of experience over the counter and in classrooms have turned Stu into an evangelist for image preservation, capturing and sharing memories, and helping people understand digital cameras, digital camera lenses.
If I take a 1:1 macro image of a dime using film and develop the film into a negative we would see that the image on the negative is exactly the same size as the dime in real life. A sports photographer has to go to where the sports are played, and they too are limited by season.
Our goal is to get a feeling for how the subject changes as we move our camera and change our viewpoint.
Our goal with this exercise is to learn to see small subjects and isolate them into images.

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