Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting macro: Flowers in a natural setting, part of Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups.
…When you start shooting macro, one of the…first things that'll come to mind is shooting flowers.…Flowers are beautiful, they're colorful, they're pretty…much everywhere and they have the added…benefit that your friends and family are…going to enjoy looking at nice pictures of them.…So let's talk about how to make great pictures of flowers.…Here I have this lovely red and yellow flower that I…really wish I knew what it was called, but I don't.…But it's still lovely, and I want to take some nice pictures of it.…Now we are going to start really simple and obvious.…I'm just going to shoot pretty much straight down on it.…Now let's talk about the gear for a moment.…
Today I am shooting with a Cannon 5D, and…I've got on here a 100 millimeter macro lens.…I'm going to go ahead and take a picture of this just straight down.…I'm in Aperture Priority Mode.…And I've got a medium-ish setting on the…aperture, let's actually go to about F8 on there.…That should give me not too shallow of a depth…of field, but not a whole lot in focus either.…
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