Taking Macro Photo's of Flowers

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Introduction: Taking Macro Photo's of Flowers

How to take good quality macro photo's
i will mainly be talking about flowers but this method applies to most macro image taking

Step 1: Equipment Needed

you will need the following
a camera (duh)
a tripod (quite helpful)
steady hands (very important)
ability to put the images onto your computer for the world to see through flickr (optional)

Step 2: How to Do It

first make sure your camera is on macro mode( the icon usually looks like a flower)

-proceeding to the photo taking:
- make sure that flash is turned off as it will screw with your pictures, sometimes you are able to get away with using slow-syncro if the settings permit this.
-take your camera and center the viewfinder on your subject trying not to use the zoom function as this fuzzes your image, but if you must don't exceed around 2.5x.
-holding down the shutter button on most cameras auto-focuses the camera and them depress the rest of the way to take your macro image.

with a little practice you will be producing beautiful images in no time

Step 3: Gimpifying

gimp is a free program similar to photoshop but without the outrageous price
YAY!!

using hue and saturation under the color menu allows you to change to image color as i did in the example.

this will mess with the background color slightly as nothing is perfect, except ME

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- only digital zoom Fuzzes" ( blurs) your image - flash can be useful, as it removes shadows , but make sure you use fill flash.

 Here's my Macro shots using a Nikon Coolpix L19. The shot was done outside and the flash is switched off.

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I have that exact same camera so here are some I took.

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i actually upgraded to a DSLR about a year ago, but your shots look beautiful.

I can't vote for you in the flower contest because this instructable is entered in the Photojojo contest which is currently being judged. Uh oh.. I found a bug.

ya, ima win the photojojo contest........... is that a dandelion btw?

in the gimp step it is in the others i have no idea what that flower is but i'll ask my mom

just make sure to vote for it when the judging for photojojo is over

Your camear takes nice pictures. I really like them, good job!