i will mainly be talking about flowers but this method applies to most macro image taking
Step 1: Equipment needed
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
-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
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