Macro Photography

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Photo by Daniel Schwen

Macro photography is photography up close, so close you can view all the details in the picture you are viewing. This type of photography is good for wildlife and very small items. The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject. On 35 mm film the lens is typically optimized to focus sharply on a small area approaching the size of the film frame. Using the right camera you’re able to get up close look at anything that is you would like to look at.

To achieve Marco photography a digital sensor is close to the same as the object on a

35 MM lens is typically optimized to focus sharply on a small area approaching the size of the film frame. Many 35 MM and micro for insects, flower’s lenses are 1:1, meaning that the image on the film and is the same size as the object being photographed. Lenses that are designed for macro are usually at their sharpest. Recently the term Marco has been used in marketing material to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a regular 6×4 inch (15×10 move cm) print is made, the image is life sized or larger.

Unlike regular cameras with Marco photography You’re able to get such detail Like the pictures and examples. Making sure you have the right camera and lenses very important. The camera mainly used in Marco photography is Canon MP-E 65 mm.(below)



50–60mm range typically used for product photography and small objects

90–105mm range the standard focal range used s, small objects

150–200mm range gives more working distance – typically used for insects and other small animals like wildlife.

A few zooms provide a macro option, but they generally do not allow a 1:1 magnification. A long barrel for close focusing, called a macro lens. Adjustable bellows, with no optical components; between the camera body and the lens. The lens is from the film or sensor, the closer the focusing distance, the greater the magnification.

Two-element versions being excellent while many inexpensive single element lenses exhibit chromatic aberration and reduced sharpness of the resulting image. This method works with cameras that have fixed lenses, and is commonly used with bridge cameras.

Auxiliary close up lens is an inexpensive screw on or slip on attachments provide to close to focusing it is inexpensive the quality is variable with the different versions and elements. This is very interesting because you really can get into what it is that you want to see. There is all is a picture inside of the picture and the key is to find and capture it. With the right equipment you can get very close with magnification and enhance the full photo itself. focusing in and getting such a close view is great.

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