Photo Tip: Macro Examples

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In my tip on the tools and techniques of macro photography I explained how to take macro (close-up) shots. In this tip, I show some examples of why you might want to apply these techniques.

All of these photographs were shot without a flash. I used sunlight outdoors, and a photoflood (plus 80A blue filter to cancel the yellow color of this form of lighting) indoors.

I hope these images inspire you to go find -- and make -- your own beauty using macro photography.

 

Macro photography lets you fill the frame with small objects:

 

Flowers are always a favorite macro subject, but keep an open mind to other subjects as well:
   

 

Once you get in really close to a subject, you can abstract some evocative details:
   
 
   

 

You needn't stop at what Nature provides -- there are no limits to the still-lifes you can shoot indoors:

   

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