Top 5 Canon Macro Photography Tips!
Follow our simple shooting tips and improve your macro photography!
A dedicated macro lens will enable you to focus closer and capture a life-size 1:1 image. The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (non L-series/IS version) is a great lens at a great price; approx £429 if you hunt around. Check out www.camerapricebuster.com.
2. Depth of field
Shoot using a great depth of field. I.e. keep it narrow around f/16 or f/18. You want to make sure the focus is spot on the main focal point in your shot so switch the lens to manual for greater control.
Use natural or flash to light your subject. Illuminating the subject matter from behind can also look effective if the object is translucent. If using studio or flashlight set the shutter speed around 1/200 sec to sync with the lights and adjust the aperture or flash strength to balance the exposure.
Look for the interesting shapes in the composition of your shot. Including some context gives the subject matter a sense of scale, which can look effective.
Backgrounds are still very important in your macro shot, and make sure the background isn’t distracting. Use colourful or plain backdrops to get different effects.
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