An Introduction to Macro Photography

An Introduction to Macro Photography
Getting started with extreme close-up photography
by Peter Kolonia

macro011“Macro Photography provides shooters with the opportunity to explore a very unfamiliar world which is often beautiful, strange, and always interesting,” says Brian Valentine, the British photographer who captured the eye-popping Muscid fly shown above.

macro021Marianna Armata shot these tulip petals with a Panasonic Lumix GH1 adapted with a manually focusing Pentax macro lens. Photo: Marianna Armata

macro031Paul Souders captured this red-eyed tree frog in a terrarium at a Costa Rican frog museum. He shot with a Canon 1Ds Mark III and 150mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens, with an exposure of 1/4 sec at f/11, ISO 400. Photo: Paul Souders/World Foto

macro041Agorastos Papatsanis of Thessalonica, Greece photo-graphed this dandelion on Greece’s famous Mount Olympus with a Nikon D700. He plucked half of its seeds to get a direct view into the “heart” of the seed head, and backlit his subject with LED lights. Photo: Agorastos Papatsanis

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Lucien Clergue

The light coming from the window blinds casts striped patterned on these bodies. It is the perfect balance of light and shadow over the curvature of the hips, buttocks, and breasts—gracefully highlighting female forms. Something that Lucien Clergue does so well.

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Lucien Clergue Photography

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