Like a lot of you who want to do more with your photography, I went out some time ago and bought a dedicated ‘macro’ lens for my camera. Like a lot of you, my intent was to start taking and thereby learning more on how to do those ‘super-close- up’ shots I see and admire all the time.
In the time I’ve had my dedicated macro lens, I admit it’s not seen too much usage after some pretty bad initial attempts with a butterfly show here in town a while ago. (I know I shouldn’t have let a few badly focused butterflies put an end to my macro lessons, but…)
What I’ve since learned is macro photography is like any other form of photography. There are rules and methods – tried and true, which if we use them, the results will eventually begin speaking for themselves.
Is the above photo a ‘perfect’ example of a macro flower shot? (I’m once more indebted to San Francisco’s Botanical Garden!) Probably not, BUT the important thing for me is it’s a step in the right direction and I’m shooting more regularly with my… you guessed it; dedicated macro lens!
I was pleased enough with this photo, I added it to my FAA works where I’ve gotten some decent feedback!
… gotta do more macro!
K’lee L. © 2015