If you have tried all kinds of photography and feel challenged to try a more complicated photography techniques? So, why not take the opportunity to make beautiful pictures such as Macro? Try your hand at macro photography is perhaps the most difficult for us to be an amateur photographer and often even as a professional photographer.
The term Macro identified all those photos where the subject (usually flowers or insects) is taken up and reproduced in the image with a size ratio scale of at least 1:1 or greater. For these photos are completely dedicated equipment and require fairly major investments, such as goals Macro, Flash, and Tripod.
Of course, everything can be done with little cost and traditional equipment, but the results may be unsatisfactory. For macro photography is important to have a lot of patience, especially if the choice of subject is an insect that has little desire to sit still or a little flower in the presence of a slight breeze. All lenses (even those not specifically Macro) typically are labeled Macro and the minimum focusing distance in cm. This will help you figure out which lens to use at certain times.
If the optics are shown “Macro 50cm” or the symbol of the flower and “50cm”, will be useless to you attempt to approach the subject without the required distance. Will not be possible to focus the subject. The charm of this type of photography is great; the chance to photograph something small being able to enlarge it in all its details is the most curious and fun can do. Just remember some basic rules:
1. Use a good tripod solid and stable.
2. Turn off the image stabilizer
3. Use a remote shutter release or timed devices
4. Always use the locking feature of the mirror (for SLR) to avoid micro moved due to the vibrations transmitted by the movement of the same.
5. Manual focus if you can check the result on the machine screen (Live View)
6. ISO not too high (perhaps no more than 400) 7. Very short shutter speeds (perhaps under 1/250sec depending on the lens used)
8. A good light source (a ring flash would be ideal) outside that makes the illuminated uniformly.
9. A lot of patience, because you need more careful to shot