Tricky macro photography: what went possibly wrong?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
OP aryalg Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Stop down

mcrksman wrote:

I am not a macro photographer, but I think what people usually do for macro is stop down all the way to f8+ to get better sharpness and DOF. And if your subject is moving even slightly use a higher shutter speed because the slightest movement could take it out of focus

Thank you Mark. That idea makes a lot of sense. High ISO seems a norm as we need high shutter speed and small aperture. May be at some point additional lighting too will be required. I prefer to have nice bokeh on closeup shots. I have started to use f4 to f5.6 more often for macro. I will practice more to find sweet spot. All in all macro is a lot challenging than i thought.

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