Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting macro, part of Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera.
Compact cameras are great at close-up photography.…Yet many people never take advantage of this capability.…You don't need any accessories, because everything is built right into the camera.…All you need to know is how to set it.…When we see a pretty object, we tend to stand back too far.…Just by getting a little closer, we can change the whole shot.…I want to show you some examples of what I'm talking about.…So here we are and this is a lovely shot, but it's taken at the distance that…I would take a people shot and we tend to do that with inanimate objects also.…
Now by changing my focus mode to macro, I'm allowed to get even closer to that…shot than I am right here.…Now how does that work?…In normal focus-- and cameras are different, they vary, but in normal focus…I can get maybe this close before the camera stats to say you're too close, …I can't focus and it'll give me that orange light instead of that green one that we want.…But when I switch to Macro Mode, I can get much closer.…I get more magnification and this changes the shot quite a bit as you'll see right here.…
- Understanding ISO
- Stitching a panorama
- Using exposure lock
- Using the flash indoors and out
- Adapting professional techniques to small cameras