Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.
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Aug 25, 2017 at 15:14
Polaroid's new LED Macro Flash Flexi light aims to make macro lighting easier without breaking the bank.
Jun 22, 2017 at 17:53
These macro photos of clouds of paint billowing through clear water might look like high-quality CGI, but they're real photographs. And photographer Alberto Seveso told us how they were made.
lens newsApr 6, 2017 at 04:00
Canon has introduced a compact 35mm F2.8 macro lens with a built-in LED ring light and a 3cm minimum focus distance. Read more
Jul 21, 2016 at 21:13
Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro. Read review
reviewMar 13, 2016 at 12:00
A full-frame, ultra-wide angle macro lens from a very new brand provides a unique option for users of many different systems and lens mounts. Combining a 1:1 macro, wide angle of view and shift lens into a single body, the Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 is a lens with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. This article explores those abilities and provides some real world samples from both full-frame and APS-C cameras. Read more
While it’s easy to get swept up in the stream of announcements over the next few weeks, it’s also a good idea to remember why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Macro and Still Life Photography forum to submit their favorite macro shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Unsurprisingly, we saw a lot of great work. See gallery
Dec 2, 2013 at 08:01
Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of snowflakes. His inexpensive homemade rig delivers extraordinary magnification, revealing an incredible amount of detail in the intricate crystals of ice. See his setup and gallery of snowflakes
Nov 1, 2013 at 08:00
A close up of a corkscrew-shaped plankton, a look into a weaver spider's abdomen, and a microscopic view of a mouse's spine are among the winners of this year's Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond took top prize for his Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom) image. See gallery
Jul 29, 2013 at 21:25
Think ants are only interested in crashing your summer picnic? When they're not after our stray watermelon slices, it seems they're busy in engaging in ant-to-ant combat. Alex Wild's macro photography reveals the warring nature (and surprisingly frightening jaws) of these seemingly unassuming insects. His photos reveal fights over territory, conflicts between colonies and brutal take-downs that rival UFC brawls - all going on otherwise unnoticed at our feet.
German photographer Markus Reugels has gained quite a bit of attention over the years for his stunning and colorful high-speed photographs of the shapes and forms created when liquid is dropped into water. If you've ever been curious as to what it takes to get images like these, Reugels talks briefly about the equipment and technique he's currently using and shares an image of his actual setup.
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