Possibly one of the most interesting and versatile techniques, this well - known branch in photography has reached it's highest peak today in stunning quality and individuality. However, it is how a macro shot is taken that separates it from the billions of images on the internet labeled "macro".

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Step 1: Taking a Macro Shot

Macro is pretty simple to use- in most cases. Anyone can take a fairly "good" macro picture but it's HOW you take it that makes the difference. The object, setting, lighting, and mood all play important parts.

In most cases it is the camera that does most of the work; this is ideal if you are advertising about the camera .. but not if you are trying to advertise yourself.

Step 2: The Lighting

Morning and "sunset" times are best. Even overcast days are excellent for capturing exceptional macro shots. When you have direct sunlight in the middle hours of the day it is hard to get a balanced set for preferable light and shadows. (Shadows usually predominate in that case)

Step 3: The Object

Look for the unique and the unnoticed. These usually are the best. Abstract, nature, etc. Try seeing through your camera's eye.

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