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Shooting Macro Photography – Take a Closer Look

One of the best things about digital photography is the ability to take as many pictures as you want to experiment and be creative.  Shooting macro photography is just one awesome way to get really creative and it's so much fun.  When shooting weddings, I use my macro lens to shoot ring shots and it's always one of my favorite things to shoot.  Lately I've been looking around the house to see what other stuff I can take pictures of.  Once you start thinking on the macro scale of things, all kinds of photo opportunities appear!  Note to self:  take macro lens and find blue dumpster.

Don't have a macro lens?  Some lenses have a "macro" setting and even though it won't get you super close like an actual macro lens, you can still try your hand at shooting in macro.  Just try shooting as close as possible and focus on the little details.  If you have a macro lens, even better!

You could take a picture of a vintage camera, like this...

or with macro you could get real close and shoot a fun picture like this:

You could photograph this pretty pretty globe...

or you could get even closer and focus on where you live (yay Fort Worth, Texas!!)

You could take a picture of a guitar... (guitars are cool, just sayin')

or you could capture some up-close details.  (my rockstar B approves these photos!)  ;)

Next time you're out and about with your camera, take a closer look at the details around you... what kind of things would you shoot in macro?

Happy shooting! xoxo Brandy

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Tue. Feb 14, 2012 - 10:11 pm

dannelle@nestenterprises - Awesome tips Brandy! Its all about looking past the end of your nose!

Wed. Feb 15, 2012 - 5:25 am

teddi - do you live in fort worth texas? is that your guitar? :)

Fri. Feb 17, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Brandy - yep! and that is Brandon’s guitar :)

Sun. Feb 19, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Kiti - so useful information! thanks for sharing;)

Sun. Feb 19, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Brandy - can’t wait to see what kind of detail pics you might take Kiti! have fun :) xoxo

Wed. Apr 18, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Angelica - Whoot whoot TEXAS! I came accross your website through A Beautiful Mess and Click it up a Notch. I live in Carrollton Tx…just got a 50mm 1.8 for my Canon however it doesn’t seem to get close up shots. :( Wrong lens…or bad photographer?!

Love your website! It’s super helpful! =D

Thu. Apr 19, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Brandy - Hi Angelica! Thanks for stopping by and nice to meet you! :) What are you trying to shoot with the 50mm? It’s great for details like decorations but can’t shoot macro.

Mon. Jun 25, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Lindsay - Hi Brandy! What Canon lens(es) do you recommend for shooting macro? Thanks so much – definitely thinking of registering for one of your ‘shooting in manual’ classes!

Mon. Jun 25, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Brandy - Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much for stopping by! I shoot with a Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro (for Canon) and I love it! Maybe I’ll see you in class soon! We have a lot of fun :) xoxo B

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