Macro Photography Tips For Beginners | Micro Photos

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This is a quick introductory lesson to macro photography and should help beginners get started with a few useful tips and tricks. Enjoy! Brought to you by:


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stevarass says:

here is a video of mine with macro rings!

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martenfisher1 says:

I started with + 4 macro filters in macro and got great results on the kit 18-55. Then I took the front element out of a 70-200mm Tamron and began using that for macro. If you look at my flickr page you will see they are sharp as to where if you use extension tubes you lose even more depth of field. Macro filters are soft but the element expierment is right on sharp. I paid $25 for the lens hated took the element and tossed the rest.

martenfisher1 says:

If the bottom half is shaded your lens is blocking the light from being so close. Flash rings help with that. Also with closing the aperature and using flash you can easily use 60th of a second and get super sharp images because the flash is working more as your shutter from the lack of available light. You can freeze motion at an 8th of a second using a flash as your shutter as long as available light can not be absorbed.

MichaelTheMentor says:

smaller aperture sizes increase DOF, otherwise it might be completely out of focus

chap bush says:

3- Why should you decrease the aperture size?

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Spectic says:

What about the Raynox DCR 150 macro converter lens?

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Bilal619ism says:

Hi. I have a Nikon Coolpix S2600. I am not that impressed by its macro mode. I had my Sony DSC W50 and its Macro was was very good! The Nikon’s auto foucs doesn’t work properly and does not shoot good macro photos as compared to my Sony. Does this seem to be a mechanical fault or user fault? Tips please. Thankyou. 🙂

droy333 says:

You can shoot at 1/40 with a flash. Its the flash that freezes the motion.

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maxvandewiele says:

Verry usefull video,

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TheOn3LeftBehind says:

Yeah, that’s true. I’ve always had sharp photos, though.

Cagey75 says:

close up filters are terrible. Extension tubes are so much better because they not degrade image quality. Stacking is only useful when you have a still subject. Not so easy trying to do it for bug shots.

Radu Bercan says:

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MichaelTheMentor says:

Its the max sync speed of the Camera, not the flash (its a mechanical thing), and typically limited to 1/200, or 1/250 & yes it is a problem. The speed of the flash however is very, very quick. You might want to check out my Speedlite Crash Course DVD because it explains everything. One workaround is to use High Speed Sync, but this will have to be on the camera, or triggered as a slave. Thanks

ocool100 says:

Well, if the max sync speed with the flash is 160th of a second it’s slightly a problem, don’t you think?
Not only that the animal or bug might move and I might move so the image will be motion blurred, but also when I’m shooting protraits I can’t raise it up.
Isn’t there another soloution?

William Esposito says:

Thank you Michael for the tips. An answer, how is it the right way to use the extension tubes? Could you explain with minors details? Thank you so much. Huges from Brazil

MichaelTheMentor says:

You are shooting faster than your max sync speed, typically 1/200. Try shooting at 1/160 and see what happens.

ocool100 says:

It’s about the fifth time that I shoot macro with a flash on high power pretty close to the lens, and HALF of the frame is black. There is more then enough light, why is this happening?

Udaya Manggala says:

When is the good time for us to utilize the f/2.8 for macro photography? Any sample of macro photos taken at f/2.8?

thekaliko says:

Thank you for such simple, basic, easy to understand info. I am BRAND NEW to this and this clip helps me to focus ( no pun intended). What is ISO?

phil lagettie says:

Im with you here buddy.
Let them hate!!
I get a few on my tutorials, and stacks on my scooter vids!
Gotta love em haha XD

Nice work sir!!

RaulSoaresG1452 says:

Please, watch mine too: /watch?v=sPcRE3eHhR0
I´m sure you will like it!

AndrewSN101 says:

This is a guaranteed chance that dust will get into the DSLR lens but flipping the lens around works too :D, I think they sell these types of extension tubes.

Neeraj Vijay says:

Its because ur in camera metering is not adjusting to your low light situation. If you have a camera with TTL metering system, it will adjust automatically and u wont notice any difference. One thing you can do is increase your exposure compensation 2-3 notch up. and as michael said, use a good light source :). increasing ISO is not a good idea as u might end up with high noise

gr81979 says:

hi michael total newbie question…i have a Nikon d60 and have a simga 70-300m F4-5.6 DG macro lens, is it possible to take close up photos with this set up? when i say close up subjects like small insects or rain drops on a leaf. if so can you give me a few pointers. thanks

kbudiarto says:

Today’s DSLRs are not expensive anymore. You can get a decent used DSLR for about $200-$300 nowadays and purchase extension tubes and a 50mm lens. All that would cost you less than $500.

hayabusakid100 says:

im looking into getting into photography i have been inlove with photography ever since i was a kid, i been watching a fe of your videos and i have decided to get the canon 7d, i would mainly be a wild life photographer,animals,insects,birds, and maybe a little landscape, what would you recomend to have or to learn before getting into such a complex enviorment, and would you recomend the canon 7d. thank you i would appreciate your reply

Erdin Redzic Redzicowszki says:

well i did all that but nothing happens

MichaelTheMentor says:

not enough light! You need a LONG shutter speed or bump up your ISO or shoot outside on a sunny day

Erdin Redzic Redzicowszki says:

michael can u please tell me why is my photo all black when i put extension tubes(not kenko) on my nikon 105mm macro lens

MainVuper says:

On my nikon micro 105mm i can get great sharpness and suficient dof when close to 1.1scale at F22.
Higher then that i dont whant to.
Flash helps alot with shutter speeds and fill the shadows at day time.
If the ligh is to bright and u want to use the flash and the speed comes over 1125 – 1200 i usualy use ND filters to bring some stops of light down.

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TamboresDeJaykub says:

my lenses dont disconnect, can i still use an extension tube?

itsrandomvideotimexD says:

what do you think of my amateur photography?

ViscountRais says:

– I agree with that, based on my experience a 55-200mm telephoto lens + 68mm of tubes set at F 7 to 9 plus and a flash gun with a diffuser produces good result. For my 50 mm macro lens with a flash set to F 11 to 16 also produces good result. I don’t have to go down at F-45.

MichaelTheMentor says:

It will get you closer thats for sure!

Kyle Harrelson says:

I want to get macro extenuation tube for my macro lens. Would that help?

aidemguy says:

thanks 4 the vid – really helped

MichaelTheMentor says:

Awesome- Another advanced photographer who is thinks “sharpness” is “DOF” (it isn’t), and that f11 gets greater DOF than f45 (it doesn’t) or that somehow lens diffraction issues have more of an effect on DOF than Aperture (again, they don’t). While f8 is actually better for sharpness than f11, first time photographers are unfamiliar with the basic rules of DOF when it comes to Macro, when they are ready to get serious about Macro is the time to talk about diffraction. Thanks!

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