The Frame – Macro Photography

Commercial & Fine Art

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Another example of Macro-photography.

Macro photography plays a big part in commercial photography and fine art photography. In commercial photography, photographers use it to make the object or product they are photographing look larger and have more detail. Fine art photographers tend to use it to bring out certain characteristics of what they photograph.

Jarvis He
Bad example of macro photography. Many parts are not focused. Sometimes this can be good, but this photo over-did it.

In the example above, I messed up by over-doing the blur, ┬ábecause of this, it’s very important to control your depth-of-field. You can do this by changing your aperture. A bigger aperture (smaller number) results in a shallow depth of field, as seen in the photo above. This photo didn’t focus on the important parts (the flower). Normally when you blur out the background, you use it to exaggerate the main subject of the photo.

Jarvis He
This is a good/better example of macro photography.

I used my focus, and other settings correctly to produce this photo. It’s a close-up photo of a dropped flower on the ground. I couldn’t get much closer because of the focus range of my camera.

Another example of Macro-photography.

Macro-photography is used in many applications, not just how I’ve used it to take photos of flowers. Always remember to focus on the most important part of your photo, your subject.