Monday, September 5, 2011

and the next theme is...MACRO

What I love about macro photography is that it opens up a completely new world to our photographic eye...filled with an incredible amount of detail that usually goes unnoticed by the naked eye. Flowers, bugs and everything in between - everything looks more interesting in macro.

Salt of the Earth

Although macro photography usually requires a special lens (macro lens) that is optimized to focus sharply on a small area, don't think for a minute that you need a macro lens in order to get a great macro shot. It's not even necessary to have a DSLR.

blade bubbles
blade bubbles by Lindsey G.
Try a close crop. Feeling a bit adventurous? Try the lens reversal trick - click HERE. Point and shoot digital cameras, as well as camera phones, also have some remarkable macrocapabilities. Just the other day, I saw a macro attachment for cell phones. Genius!

The Joker and Yoda fighting Knightmen
The Joker and Yoda fighting Knightmen by kirstinmckee
With all that said, let's see your macro shots. We really encourage you to think outside of the box. While we love your flower and bug photos, show us something we might not expect!

I heart it
I heart it by Urban Muser
So, join us tomorrow as we start our musing on the theme of Faces. Then, on the 16th of September, the last day of the theme, we'll be hosting a linky party where you can add your own links and show us all how you have chosen to interpret "faces". We'll be doing these link-ups every other Friday for each theme this year — we hope you'll come out and play!

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos


Kat Sloma said...

This will be fun Ashley! I will get my 50mm lens on, and start looking closely at the world.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Oh, I can't wait!!!! I LOVE getting up, close, and personal with my shots! This is going to be so much fun!

Christina said...

this will be fab!! i can't wait to put the macro lens on!

Mae @ Here in This House said...

gorgeous shots! all of them! i LOVE macro, i just have to fake it a little w my lens adapter. can't wait to see what i come up with!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love macro shots. I hope to have a great lens someday but for now I do with what I have. So looking forward to seeing them all.

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