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Macro Photography. By: Dan Dexter. The World of Macro and What’s Inside. What is “Macro Photography” Equipment to achieve true macro Which lens should I use? Backyard (Jerry-Riggin it) macro methods Lighting the scene can get pretty mean!!! Short flash duration by wider aperture.

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Macro Photography

By: Dan Dexter


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The World of Macro and What’s Inside

  • What is “Macro Photography”

  • Equipment to achieve true macro

    • Which lens should I use?

    • Backyard (Jerry-Riggin it) macro methods

  • Lighting the scene can get pretty mean!!!

    • Short flash duration by wider aperture.

  • Supporting the shot, tripod and stance.

  • Recommended camera settings


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What is “Macro Photography”

  • Macro Photography is the process of taking a photography where the subject is the same size on the sensor as it is in real life. This is called 1:1 magnification.

  • Ex. Canon 50D sensor is 22.3mm x 14.9mm.

  • 22.3mm/22.3mm

    =1:1 magnification

  • 22.3mm/3.25mm

    =6.86:1 magnification


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Compact & SLR Cameras

  • Compact cameras allow the lens to focus at closer distances.

    • Close-up filters for compact cameras (usually don’t achieve 1:1)

  • Digital SLR Cameras have theability to attach separate lenseswith dedicated macro settings.

  • Extension tubes are also helpful.

Thank you B&H!!!!


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Choosing The Right Gear

  • Working distance

    • Longer focal length = longer working distance.

  • Size of subject and end result size

    • Longer lenses may not magnify as much as shorter macro lenses

  • Canon 100mm macro has about a 2’ working distance for butterflies, 1’ working distance at 1:1 ratio.


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Lighting the scene

  • Flash

    • Exposure, ettl cord, Flash bracket, Diffusers

  • The closer the flash is to the subject, the “larger” it will appear, giving more diffused lighting.

  • Shoot aperture or shutter priority, or manual mode. Expose for background, let flash expose foreground.

  • Wider aperture = shorter flash duration.


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Reversing lenses

  • Reversing lenses onto the front of another

    • Ex. 100mm macro to 50mm = 2X life size (2:1)

    • Smaller front lens = less working distance but greater magnification.

  • Stop down front lens before mounting to retain smaller aperture.

  • Reversing couplers are available.




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Stance & Tripod Use

  • I will demonstrate…a little bit without looking too stupid…

  • Tripod =  unless you are very calm and patient…aka, not many of us.


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Recommended Camera Settings

  • Aperture priority or Shutter priority?

    • Up to 1:1, use between F5-F11, Shutter 1/200, ISO 100. Adjust ISO to give F5 or smaller aperture.

  • Tough background exposure?

    • Exposure (EC) and flash (FEC) compensation

    • Switch to Manual Mode if conditions are stable.


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