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Turn Macro Photography into Customized Artwork

macro_settingsMacro photography is a term that is used quite loosely in photography. It often involves a narrow depth of field such that the subject is in sharp focus while the background is not.

One common misconception people have is that you have to have a DSLR with a macro lens to capture images up close.  If you are using a compact camera you can simply switch it to the macro setting to focus up close.  The macro setting is often also known as the flower setting on your camera.

Macro photos are created when the subject of the image is recorded as the same or larger than the actual size of the subject.

You can create customized artwork from macro photography- regardless of camera-you just have to remember a few of these tips and considerations:

blow up photo1) The Aperture: While shooting in Macro mode some compact cameras will allow you to make an adjustment to your aperture setting.

With a smaller aperture setting everything in depth of field will be in focus. This relates to a bigger #. With  a  larger aperture setting the main subject will be in focus, and this relates to smaller #.

2) The Composition: The Rule of Thirds involves placing the main point of interest or subject within the three quadrants of the viewable area.

3) The Flash: Depending on the particular lighting of the subject you might have to use fill lighting to create the desired effect. You might need to turn off you flash completely to prevent overexposure.

4) The Timer and a tripod: – Ensure that you hold the camera still as slightest shake will set off the shot and could make the intended subject out of focus. To make sure that the nothing interferes with your shot you can set your camera on a tripod and use a self timer or automatic shutter release cable.

customized artwork-canvasRemember to take lots of photos as it may take many attempts to get a successful shot. It is worth it in the end.

CanvasPop transformed the above macro photograph into custom canvas art pieces that are proudly displayed in this clients bathroom.

Look  a little further than what is directly in front of you. You will be amazed at what you will actually see. These photos might become your next piece of customized artwork.

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