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PostSubject: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   3/15/2012, 2:07 pm

[HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   3/19/2012, 1:26 pm

Updated sections:

- White Balance
- Stabilizing a live specimen for photoshoot
- Equipment costing for this simple setup
- Lighting
- Depth-of-field
- Added some pictures

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   3/22/2012, 8:25 am

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   3/28/2012, 9:41 am

This will make a good reference for amateur photographers like us... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   3/28/2012, 10:02 pm

liocheles wrote:
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Thanks liocheles! Very Happy

sowhon wrote:
This will make a good reference for amateur photographers like us... Smile
Thanks sowhon! Very Happy
For checking out my simple guide on Macro-photography. I'll try update it regularly.
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 12:35 am

Sharing some good tips that I have found:

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 5:53 am

wow amazing write up deffo wanna dig out the camera now lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 11:19 am

Thanks! Yes, please dig out your cannon now Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 11:40 am

Another good tip for macro photos is to keep the f/stop below f16.
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 3:42 pm

For better sharing, are you able to elaborate on what happens when f/stop gets higher to 18 and above and what is achieved when it is kept below f16 (while all other factors remain constant) ?
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 4:01 pm

As a general rule you
should use an f-stop no wider/
larger than f/16 to get all or most
of the main subject in focus.
Copy and paste from National Geographic photo tips Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   10/17/2012, 5:45 pm

Correct, that has been advised, anything above f/16 may cause lens diffraction.

However, it depends on the subject that we are shooting. There are no magic f/stop settings.
Usually i will just do a test shot on my subject and review my photo through the LCD display on my DSLR....if it doesn't turn out the way I wanted, I just adjust accordingly. With a strong lighting source, I do go beyond f/16 for my shots.

For example:

Smallest aperture (biggest F stop) gives the deepest Depth-Of-Field
Fastest shutter speed provides crisp sharpness to images
Lowest ISO gives finer quality

The above settings tend to be inversely proportional and has to be separately adjusted according to the environmental condition surrounding your subject.

The best rule i believe is to shoot, review, adjust and shoot again!
And of course, whichever settings that works well for the shooter Smile


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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   1/8/2013, 3:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Beginners Guide to Macro-photography   1/15/2013, 7:38 pm

Awesome Btw that centipede looks plastic lol
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