Macro photography: Seven tutorials full of tips and tricks.

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Macro photography is one of the most effective forms of photography for generating a different outlook on the natural world as we're used to seeing it. 

Predominantly used to capture images of small living organisms such as plants and insects, the basic concept of macro photography is that the size of the photograph produced is much larger than the size of the subject.

Not only does this create a stunning and unique photo for display, it also allows the human eye to have a much more comprehensive understanding of those organisms that are too minute for us to notice with the naked eye.

Macro photography is a form of camerawork that will unlock a fresh perspective for any budding or professional photographer.

If you're interested in learning more about macro photography but you're not sure where to start, the internet is an untapped resource for macro photography tutorials. Here are seven online tutorials which will help you learn more about the theory and technical skills needed to generate images using macro photography.


1. Barrie Smith: "Macro Photography for beginners."

If you have a new interest in macro photography and you want to understand the basic concepts, this online tutorial published by Barrie Smith is the best place to start. It covers the foundations of what macro photography is, and gives some essential tips on how you can get started. 


2. Robert K Baggs: "The Ultimate Guide for Macro Photography Beginners."

Robert K Baggs is a UK photographer who's achieved worldwide notoriety as a photographer for The BBC, National Geographic, and The Telegraph.

Baggs' overview of macro photography covers lenses, filters, camera settings, and lighting, and is an ideal place to start to understand the foundations of macro photography starting at the most logical point…the very beginning.


3. Siddhant Sahu: "High magnification macro photography on a budget."

At just 18-years-old, Sahu is an Indian macro photographer who believes in keeping things simple, including his budget.

Covering the gear he uses, focal lengths, camera settings, and protocol post-processing, Sahu's online tutorial is a must for those who like to keep things simple.


4. Patrizio Lari: "How to create and photograph colourful figures with water drops."

Hailing from Italy, Lari is a self-confessed lover of all things beautiful. His online macro photography tutorial covers the tools you'll need, how to set them up, camera and flash settings, and post-production.


5. Ursula Abresch: "How to Create Beautiful Bokeh Images."

Ursula Abresch is based in British Columbia and she dedicates her time to photography. She has captured some of the world's most stunning seedling images using the Bokeh effect and her online tutorial will show you how.

Comprising the gear she uses, processing methods, and Photoshop techniques, her online guide is a pivotal point of reference for any up and coming macro photographers who want to use Bokeh techniques in their images.


6. Don Komarechka: "How to focus stack macro images using Photoshop."

According to Komatechka, one of the biggest challenges in macro photography is getting your subject in focus.

In his comprehensive online tutorial, he discusses how to shoot your image and then edit them with Lightroom and Photoshop to get a stunning piece that you can be proud of.


7. Darlene Hilderbrandt: It's a small world – the world of macro photography.

Lastly, if you've got the equipment, you've got a handle on the basic technical skills you need to practice macro photography but all that you're missing is the inspiration, check out Darlene Hildebrandt's tutorial. She believes macro photography will uncover a secret world and if you don't know it's there, how do you know where to start to decide your subjects?

Macro photography is a whole world of stunning images just waiting to be unearthed. Follow these online macro photography tutorials to make your mark in macro photography.

Know of any other macro photography tutorials? Let us know in the comments below!

Publié 25 juin, 2017


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