Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting a macro bug shot indoors, part of Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups.
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…When you're outdoors looking for things to photograph, with any luck, you'll…come across something really cool like this little beetle that we've got here.…This little beetle that I'm really hoping…right about now, isn't poisonous or man eating.…Well, anyway, he's pretty cool looking so I want to get some pictures of him.…I have this fabulous set that I built indoors here.…And I'm going to use that as my backdrop for photographing this little beetle.…So let's just get him into place.…I'll take my temporary rock, my placeholder rock, out of the…way, and see if I can get him to cooperate here.…
Come on little fella.…Here we go.…Awesome, Okay.…So our beetle's in place.…Let's get some shots.…Let me see if I can just get something the…way I've got it set up before he goes too far.…Position him right towards the light there.…Cool.…So we're off to a good start here.…Now a couple of things that I want to talk about with the setup here.…Remember I positioned the rocks on here so I could position the beetle on there?…
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