· Understand the concept of depth of field and how to control it
· Understand how to meter using available light
· Understand how to use the principles of design to add interest to your photos
· Understand how to use photo editing software to enhance the photos taken to seem professional
Macro photography is the art of capturing small items and/or details, so that they can be viewed in an up-close manner. The photo can be of something large, such as the detail on a large flower, or it can be of something extremely small, such as the intricacies of a tiny toy. The options for good macro photography are all around you.
One thing about macro photography that is very different than traditional photography is how close the photographer must come to his subject. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for the lens of the camera to almost touch its subject. This can create issues with both focus and depth of field. That's because the closer you get to the subject you are photographing, the more your depth of field drops off. The lower your depth of field is, the more challenging it is to ensure that the entire subject of your photograph is in focus. Macro photographers often manipulate focus by moving closer to, or farther away from, the subject they are photographing.