This instructable is about taking macro photos and zooming them in more to create stunning images,
with only a compact camera!
I used a Nikon Coolpix a300.
Step 1: Get Hold of a Macro Picture.
You can take great macro pictures with almost any compact camera, but you may have not known.
A DSLR will not work nicely unless you have a special macro lens. DO NOT USE A MAGNIFYING LENS! IT WILL NOT WORK!
To take the picture use macro mode with not more than 1.5x zoom.
Half press the shutter button to focus. Move the camera further or closer if it does not focus.
This one is of a twisted oil pastel.
Step 2: Zoom Into It
I like to use 4x zoom (in the cropping app that my camera has) or more, depending on how much detail I want.
You can also use a computer to crop, but almost all cameras released yesterday or 5 years ago have cropping applications inbuilt.
I used 4x zoom for this oil pastel, but I used 10x zoom for the picture of a computer screen in the next step.
REMEMBER: Do not use more than 1.5x optical zoom.
Crop the image only after it has been taken!
Step 3: This Is a Computer Screen
Step 4: This Is a Finger Print
Taken via my MINI FINGER PRINT VEIWER (check out that instructable too.)
Step 5: Blu Tack
Step 6: DVD
No zoom, just macro
Step 7: Uses for the Pics
Why not use them as your phone lock screen?
How about a guess-what-this-is game?
Hope you like this!