Articles tagged "macro-photography"

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

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.

Ten expert tips for successful macro photography

In this article, expert macro photographer Thomas Shahan shares advice for successful closeup photography of bugs, insects and small animals.

Fotodiox's DLX Stretch adapters feature a built-in extension tube for macro photography

Accessories manufacturer Fotodiox has launched a new series of lens adapters for mirrorless camera users that feature a built-in variable extension tube for macro shooting.

Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery

Canon's new EF-S 35mm F2.8 Macro lens is not only compact and affordable, but it is a pretty good performer as well. We put it to the test with eyeballs, flowers and even some antique cameras.

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery

The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro offers 1:1 magnification for a relatively minimal investment. We took it to our local conservatory and around the neighborhood to see how well it performs when getting extremely close to our subject. See gallery

Gear of the Year: Tamron 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017

Continuing our 'Gear of the Year' series, staffer Sam Spencer discusses a lens that has made a significant visual contribution to the site this year – the latest Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro. Read more

Vote now for your favorite Nikon Small World 2016 entries

Nikon's Small World Microphotography competition continues to celebrate all things tiny and gross, and invites you to weigh in on its Popular Vote competition. Read more

Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review

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

Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 DI Macro VC USD real-world sample gallery

Tamron's venerable 90mm F2.8 Macro is re-born. This iteration, announced in February of this year, offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in. With springtime springing in Seattle, we put it through its paces. See more

Venus Optics launches Laowa 15mm F4, the world's widest macro lens

Chinese lens manufacturer Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited has introduced what it describes as the world's widest 1:1 macro lens. The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F4 is designed for full frame sensor cameras and can focus down to just 12cm from the front element, and is equipped with a +/-6mm shift function for architectural work at normal focusing distances. Read more

Venus Optics offers hotshoe Macro Twin Flash KX-800 with guide number of 190ft/58m

Chinese flash manufacturer Venus Optics has launched a double headed macro flash unit, claiming that it has the highest guide number in the world for such a device. The Kuangren Macro Twin Flash KX-800 uses a pair of flash heads on extending flexible arms that can be positioned in front of the lens for extreme close-up work. Another arm houses an LED light to help with focusing. Read more

Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more

University of Texas crowdfunding project will release macro images into public domain

The University of Texas has initiated a new crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will result in macro photos of insects being released into the public domain. The funding for the project will be used to support the students learning to use the imaging system, to improve the photography hardware, and to help pay for the Web hosting. Read more

Venus Optics 60mm macro 2x lens promises high magnification on a budget

Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited, a new Chinese lens manufacturer, has introduced a 60mm lens under the Venus Optics brand name that it says can deliver 2x magnification macro photography. The f/2.8 manual focus lens is designed to cover both full frame and APS-C sensors for macro work, but will introduce vignetting when used at normal focus distances with the larger format. Read more

Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes

Photographer Don Komarechka likes to explore the world that we cannot see with our own eyes. Every winter he produces an incredibly detailed photo series on snowflakes, using a pair of black mittens as the backdrop and a high quality macro lens to reveal the unique crystalline structures in incredible detail. Read our Q&A and take a look at his photos. See gallery

Focus Stacking in Macro Photography
In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom explains the technique of focus stacking and shows its implementation in Photoshop.
Finding macro wildlife
36
Nature photographer Erez Marom offers some basic guidelines for finding and handling macro subjects in the wild.
Composition Basics in Macro Photography
A solid understanding of compositional principles is crucial to photographic success. Macro photography presents unique challenges and solutions for generating captivating images. Nature Photographer Erez Marom discusses the compositional guidelines he uses when creating a macro photograph.
Depth of Field in Macro Photography
Nature photographer Erez Marom discusses the problem of insufficient depth-of-field in macro photography, and shows you two ways to overcome it.
Macro photography: Understanding magnification
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains the importance of the magnification ratio in macro photography.
Erez Marom elborates about point of view in a macro shot, as well as the importance of finding and shooting special scenes.
Shooting Small Flowers with a Macro Lens
Shooting small flowers has many challenges. This describes both the equipment and process of one approach.
In this article Erez Marom demonstrates the important role the background plays in creating a successful macro photograph. Learn how to take control of this image-defining element.
What we want in a macro shot - Detail
In this article Erez Marom explains how lighting and depth of field can make or break a great macro photograph.
The what and why of wildlife macro photography
I this first part of a series on macro photography nature photographer Erez Marom explains what macro photography means to him and what rules he follows when out shooting in the wild.