Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing challenges of shooting outdoors, part of Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups.
…So here we are in the backyard, and I found…some beautiful flowers that I want to take a picture of.…They're really colorful, bright orange and yellow…and some nice green leaves in the background.…But I've got a couple of challenges that I'm going to need to overcome.…The first one is the sun, I'm in direct sun here.…And that direct sunlight, isn't going to do…you any favors for your flower pictures.…You’re going to have hard shadows on them, and those just aren't going to be pretty.…The second problem that I have is the wind.…The wind's blowing pretty hard out here to day, and…so those flowers are going to be flapping around like crazy.…And that doesn't make shooting them any easier at all.…
So those are the two challenges that I need to somehow overcome.…But before I start looking for solutions to that, I want to figure out how to set…my camera down because, frankly, holding the camera…with one hand, while diffusing light with a…diffusion panel in the second hand and then…some magical third hand is holding something to…
In this course, photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke provides an introduction to the worlds of macro and close-up photography. After an overview of the gear you'll want for macro work, the course explores some subjects you may want to capture, from flowers to bugs, to pets. The course also explores tools and techniques for shooting macros and close-ups using an iPhone.
- Shooting close-up shots of flowers and pets
- Exploring textures as subjects
- Shooting indoors, in a miniature studio
- Shooting macros with the iPhone
- Using high-speed sync to get light in a macro shot