Using Digital Camera’s Macro Mode to View and Shoot Close-up Photos [Tip]

By Jim Roberts | Ideas

Here are some great guidelines which I personally implement using Macro mode of my digital camera in capturing a photo object’s important details!

With perfect practice and the right settings, brilliant close-ups photo’s can be captured instantly with your digital camera. Without further ado, lets check out the tips:

Attend to the Background

For shooting outdoors, remember to use the flash to illuminate fuzzy and muddled backgrounds.

Closing Up with the Macro Mode

When things are small, we tend to disregard them, but the technology of Macro Mode in Cameras has shown us the beauty and wonder of those minute things we take for granted.

By using the macro mode on your camera, which is usually indicated by a tulip icon, or by affixing a filter for close-ups on the front part of the camera, you can get close and capture the aesthetic quality of small things like bugs, flowers and coins. Just keep in mind to address lighting and opening particulars.

Small Aperture for Large Field Depth

Use the aperture feature of the camera, if one is provided. For even a small opening  such as f/11 or f/12, a large field depth may already be provided, enough to make the murky background identifiable. While a large aperture of f/4 may be used for shallow depth of field.

Add on Lenses for Going Beyond the Macro

If the en suite enlargement of your camera is not yet enough for a certain scene you want to capture, there are always those add-ion lenses for you to utilize. Enhancing the magnification of the camera, these so called macro filters are available at a reasonable price from camera manufacturers, actual shop or online camera stores.

These lenses are to be attached at the front of the fitted lens in your camera. Before purchasing, make sure your camera can be used with these add-ons.

Combination of Macro Filters for getting closer

Threading camera lenses is done to make the camera more useful. A +1 lens combined or threaded with +2 lens makes up a +3 impressive camera magnification. A smart choice when purchasing camera add-on lenses is to buy a set instead of individual purchases.

To use the lenses properly, keep in mind to place the highest magnification first or closest in proximity to the camera so that smaller increments may conveniently be removed if need be.

Plus a Game of Hunt

When the tiny object is hard to shoot, use a tripod with the head set loose, utilize the fastest shutter speed or the sports/action mode with light pressure and concentrate on the most interesting detail of the subject. Then snap as many as you want to get the perfect photo image.

I hope you too can use the tips discussed in this write up, maybe you can post your tips/thoughts on here.

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.