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Macro Photography

Macro photography is very popular and I have always been fascinated with looking at images and things very close up, to see all of the details and all of the sharpness. This applies to paintings as well as other visual art objects that I have had the opportunity to view.  With my own photography, any chance I get, I pull out my Nikon 105mm macro lens. The best way to obtain a properly exposed and properly focused macro image is to switch your lens from auto focus to manual focus and you must use a tripod. You also need to know that unless you have an extension tube or one of the macro filters (Nikon is a t5 or a t6) you can only get so close before the lens will not focus at all no matter how much you try. You must be a certain distance from the object you are photographing; for my Nikon 105 mm, it’s about 1-2.”  You can also reverse a prime lens such as a 50mm to obtain a macro image. I am not an expert by any means. This is just a brief explanation and for more detailed info, please google for more thorough discussions of macro photography. Good luck and share some of your work with me in the comments section. If you haven’t ever taken a macro image try it out and LMK!

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