Do we have better macro subjects than ugly bugs?

Started Jun 8, 2008 | Discussions thread
submagination
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In reply to ns66, Jun 8, 2008

Honestly, anything looks interesting when blown up to 1:1. The issue is that some of it gets abstract and some people don't like that style. Take a look at many different types of materials that have interesting patterns or textures. Some of these can be great magnified.

As you mentioned, flowers can be infinitely fascinating. I have a small collection of recent work here: http://mikebrum.com/single.php?refid=742 for example.

Anything that's mechanical can render some great shots - like old watches or clocks. The gearing is awesome to look at blown up!

Macro, like any other aspect of photography, is a great way to exercise your imagination. Go ahead and shoot what you see. Sometimes the ideas don't work out, sometimes they do - that's 1/2 the fun!

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