Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a set for shooting bugs, part of Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups.
…Shooting Macro Photography outside can be loads of fun.…There's so many cool things just even in your own backyard to shoot.…But sometimes shooting outdoors can literally be a pain in the back.…If you're crawling around on the ground and trying to get just that right…shot and you're bending over all the time, it can be a bit painful.…Plus, you have all kinds of challenges…outdoors like wind, unpredictable weather, inconsistent lighting.…And all of these things that are part of nature, that…are wonderful, you can control if you bring your set indoors.…
So what we're talking about here is how to create a cool outdoor set.…Indoors, you can just build this in your house just with a couple of…pieces that you've collected from your yard or local parks or whatever it may be.…So, what we've got here is a set up of…a couple of cool kind of reddish color rocks, this…big flag stone piece that we've dug out of the…sidewalk, and a piece of driftwood and a cactus flower.…It hurt a little bit picking it off, but, but it looks great so it was worth it.…
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