Close-up and macro photography is important when capturing the essence of a garden. How else can you show the inner structure of botanicals, and the relationship of these structures to the entire flower, and thereby reveal so much about the larger world around us?
But as you get closer and closer, and more into the macro realm of the infinitesimal, gear gets complex and technicalities can begin to seem overwhelming. As with any kind of photography, macro work has its own language, tools, and trade-offs that you will need to make.
It’s true that macro photography can take a great deal of patience. I’m here to tell you that once you get going with macro photography, it’s really worth the effort and is a great deal of fun.