What is a macro photo?


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What is a macro photo?

We've been talking about close-up photos. And, a lot of times, the word macro is used as a generic term to describe any close- up image, or any picture of something small. But, there is an actual technical definition of a macro image. A true macro photo is one where the image on the camera's sensor is the same size as the actual object you're shooting. In other words, there is a one-to-one ratio in the size of the object to the size of the image of the object on the sensor. Now, this doesn't mean that the image is always actual-size photography, because you can print the image at bigger-than-actual size, but the captured image on the sensor is actual size.

If you magnify the image beyond its actual size, then it's still a macro photo. We refer to capturing an image at actual size as 1x, at double size as 2x, and so on. But, everything from 1x on is considered macro. So, you might group both of these images together as macro shots. But technically, this is a macro photo,...

What is a macro photo?
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What is a macro photo? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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