31. MACRO AND FLORAL

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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY IS typically defined as an image where a small subject is represented larger than actual size (2:1), though 1:2 or 1:1 representation is often considered macro as well. Without focusing too much on the nitty-gritty way that macro scale is determined (it has to do with the distance to the subject, the size of your subject, the size of your sensor, and other horrific math-based concepts), I think we can agree that sometimes the most engaging photographic subjects come in miniscule form.

Macro and floral photography are extremely similar, so this lesson will apply to both subjects. Whether you’re seeking to ...

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