Magic in the Detail

Slowly walking through nature can be a contemplative act; once you’re in an introspective mood, keep a watchful eye for details in your surroundings. Macrophotography provides an interesting way to focus on tiny details of objects and bring them into focus as the subject of your images. From this macrophotography perspective, nature can be revealed in a special way.

I would like to discuss some of the technical obstacles that macrophotography presents. At close range, the depth of field is extremely shallow. A deeper depth of field is necessary for most subjects to prevent a large section of the image from being out of focus. If you want to achieve a deeper depth of field in the macro range, you must set the aperture to ...

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