Macro photography tips and tricks
Nowadays, I usually shoot in manual mode but when I started shooting with Aperture Priority (A / AV), to then over- and under-expose the image. If you do not want to try shooting in manual mode (M) at once, this is a good and easy way to start. At times when you are close to your subject, it may sometimes be easier to focus manually than with the camera's autofocus.
I bought my very first macro lens a number of years ago and started by photographing lots of flowers. Since then I have photographed many different subjects and today I use the “Canon 100mm F2.8” lens. A great advantage of macro photography is that you can find motifs almost everywhere as long as you are creative. A pot plant at the window sill or ice crystals in the freezer works well as motifs and they do not require a specific season or you to leave your home.
Depending on what subject you want to photograph, it may require a great deal of patience for macro photography in an outdoor environment. This is when the insect you want to photograph will not stay in the same place for any length of time and even a slight breeze can cause the flower to move. So be patient and be ready with the camera so you don't miss the opportunity.
When I photographed rings for a customer, I had to use aperture number F11 when it was too much in the ring that was otherwise not in focus. This is because the macro lens blurs the background more than many other lenses do. There are no right or wrong when it comes to camera settings, but think about how you want the image to look and choose which aperture number you think is best. Stacking can also be an option, which is to take multiple images with different focus points to create sharpness throughout the image and then put the images together into one in an editing program.
Please read the post get started with photography for inspiration to start shooting.
Let me know if you have any questions :)
/ Helen p>