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