Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Using high-speed sync to get light in a macro shot, part of Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups.
…When you think flash photography, you…probably are thinking about shooting indoors.…Flash is there because you don't have enough natural light…and so you need to add light to the scene.…However, I'm going to show you how bringing…the flash outdoors can be a huge benefit.…Let's take a look at the scene that I'm, setting up right here.…I have this really cool beautiful pink flower, and I…want to take a picture of this kind of going straight down.…So I'm going to have pretty shallow depth of field, and…a really nice falloff of all the lovely pink behind it.…So let's start by shooting without a flash and let's see what we get.…
I'm shooting here again with the Canon 5D…Mark II, and the 100 millimeter F.28 macro lens.…This macro lens allows me to get really, really close to…my subject, and if I want, a super shallow depth of field.…Now today, I'm going to shoot it at about…F6.3, so, pretty moderate amount of depth of field.…But remember with macro, even with an aperture like F6.3 when…you get really close, your depth of field is still pretty narrow.…
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