Macro photography is something of a special photographical technique that lets the photographers click the close up shots of various subjects. It has now encompassed nearly entire techniques of magnified photography. Macro photography has its own uniqueness which is why it differs in a number of manners from other photography types. Often this photography needs to have special equipments. Above all a photographer has to go for many special considerations by the time the shots are planned. This shorter guide will equip you with the skills required for Macro Photography.
It requires few special types of equipment such as macro lenses and extension tunes. A macro lens’ central length determines the tiny size of the object, it may capture. The central length, which is widely used for the smaller objects and the product photography, are normally in 50-60 mm range. When the insects and flowers’ shots are planned, the lenses with the range of 90-105 mm happen to be the most appropriate ones. For the photo shots of the small insects, the lenses with 150-200 mm fit well to the purpose. These lenses are 1:1 or of standard magnification.
There are certain macro lenses, which therefore, may attain up to 5:1 magnification. But these lenses are used when you need to capture the shots very deeply like the snowflakes or the eyes of the small insects. If you lack money and cannot spend on buying the new macro lens, you may go for using the reversing ring. The rings let the lenses to be affixed backwards by affixing to the filter threads on a lens’ front. This way, the lens can be used for macro photography.
The role of the extension tunes is to expand the distance between the film or the digital light sensor and the camera lens inside the camera. With extension tube, the camera’s focusing distance turns much short letting the high amount of magnification.
Since the depth of field turns much limited, due to this the focus in photography often becomes harder (the photographer has to determine the subject’s any element into central focus). Lighting too becomes an issue and this happens because the set-ups of macro photography usually leave a much small room between the subject and the lens. With the use of telephoto macro lens, the problem can be resolved.