Macro Photography Tips – How To Use Extension Tubes
There’s an iconic scene from an old movie called Sunset Boulevard, where a washed-up silent movie actress blurts out the unforgettable line: “Alright, Mr. Deville, I’m ready for my close-up.” And while this old movie may seem a little outdated to us these days, many people still associate close-up photography with zoomed in portrait shots or other basic types of everyday photography.
Those of us who have a love for macro photography, however, understand that there is a lot more to taking up-close photographs than meets the eye. You can’t just take a run-of-the-mill camera, zoom in like mad and hope for the best. No, if you’re serious about taking the kinds of macro photographs that will wow your audience, you need the right equipment.
In today’s macro photography tutorial, Phillip McCordall shares some macro photography tips with you. In this short video, he will teach you how to use extension tubes to take unbelievable macro photographs…
So why are extension tubes so popular with macro photography buffs? Simple, you can get amazing results of your favorite subjects, without investing a ton of cash in a top-of-the-line macro photography lens. Yes, you can use your extension tubes in conjunction with your macro lens, but these tubes stand on their own as very helpful pieces of photography equipment that every photographer should have in his/her gear bag.
The really cool thing about macro extension tubes is that you can pick them up at very affordable prices. There are some very expensive tubes on the market, but if you do your homework, you can find some available via online retailers that are sure to fit in your budget. We usually recommend the extension tubes with the electrical circuitry within it so that you can still control your aperture and have auto focus still. They are however more expensive than the manual ones shown in today’s video.
Are you ready to tell the world that there’s more to taking a close-up than they might be thinking? If so, you just need to click on the Share button to pass this helpful macro photography lesson on to others so that they can learn how to use extension tubes…
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