The Intriguing World Of Macro Photography

Macro photography is perhaps the most popular type of photography in the world thanks to the incredible new devices photographers have today. Some thirty years ago, not many people were able to venture into macro photography and there were not many techniques and tips as well about how to go with it. Thankfully, there are a lot of them today.

Macro Photography:

Macro photography is actually a close up focus of the object with the help of a strong and high quality lens. If you want to achieve en effective macro, the lens in use should be able to focus at 1:1 otherwise you will not obtain desired results. For instance, a 35 mm camera has a film with 24x36mm area size and therefore you have to focus on the object that easily fits into this kind of screen. In simple words, the subject you are focusing on should be of the same size as that of slide, negative or image on the film.

Easy to Notice Small Details:

Macro photography has garnered immense popularity because it is very easy to notice very small details in different elements like flowers, butterflies, portraits etc. You can get close to these things in real life and notice fine details but getting them on a screen might make you look at them for hours and still you do not get bored. In fact, macro photography is exciting, interesting and intriguing but not many people are able to do it properly.

Another brilliant feature of macro photography is that you can focus on virtually everything from small insects to tall trees. Furthermore, never confine yourself to nature and let loose your imaginations because there is no real limit.  

The Choice of Camera:

The best of all types of cameras for this particular genre of photography are SLR digital cameras. It is even better if you have a model with interchangeable lenses because you will be able to focus on the same subject differently. You can also find special lenses for macro photography and in this regard, 200mm and 180mm lenses are most popular as well as recommended. They are no doubt expensive but if you want to pursue your career in macro photography, they could be extremely fruitful investment for your career.

About the Author

Khurram Shahzad is a professional photographer and also writes on related topics like converting photos on to canvas. He works for an online store offering multipurpose photo canvas prints in affordable rates.