Working with flash for macro photography


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Working with flash for macro photography

If you've spent any time doing any macro work of, really, any kind, but especially of flowers, you've probably run into an issue that I'm having right now. I've got this cool thistle here, and I want to get a close-up shot of it. But the problem is, there's all this stuff in the background. And it seems like that always happens with flowers. You never encounter just one. You always encounter bunches of them. And, so. Though macro shots have very shallow depth of field, very often they have very noisy backgrounds. Hi. I'm Ben Long and this week on The Practicing Photographer we're going to look how to take this close up shot, and dramatically dim the background, by using a flash, which may sound a little bit counterintuitive.

Let me show you what I'm talking about here. I'm going to just grab a quick shot of this. I'm shooting at about F4. I don't want super shallow depth of field. Because this thistle is further back than this thistle. If I can get all the way t...

Working with flash for macro photography
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