Tricky macro photography: what went possibly wrong?

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OP aryalg Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Tricky macro photography: what went possibly wrong?

David5833 wrote:

Use a tripod and invest in a good one. If shooting outdoors where there is even the slightest breeze, you will get blur at anything but very fast shutter speeds, even with a tripod. Even with a flash, use a tripod, it is very hard to hand-hold for macro. The smallest of movements of the camera or the subject will cause blur. For subjects like your dandelion puff, it will be almost impossible to get the outer parts in focus if you are focusing on the stem. Use the smallest aperture you can get away with, but at macro magnification levels it will be very hard to get all the parts of three dimensional objects in focus, so learn how to do focus stacking if you want everything in focus. Otherwise, pick the part you want to be in focus. With small creatures, if the eyes are in focus it will often be OK even if other parts are not.

I own a decent tripod and will use it more often when quick mobility is not demanded.

Artificial lighting, stacking, so much to learn. Yet this is fun.

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