Macro Photography Tips for Photographing Small Animals

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In case you haven’t noticed already, the whole world is in love with animal photographs and videos. Heck, all you have to do is go to YouTube to see the thousands upon thousands of animal videos (especially cat videos, it seems) to verify this fact! But what about macro photography of smaller animals and even insects? Are you looking for some tips to help improve your shots of little critters? We hope so, because today’s macro photography tutorial is dedicated to teaching you the ins and outs of capturing better small animal photographs.

The guy who put this video together has had several of his best macro photographs of animals published, and is a real expert on how to best capture the essence of small animals in your digital photographs. So if you are ready to learn from a pro, take a look at this quick, informative macro photography tutorial.


Did you notice that Dave did not start off this lesson with tons of technical advice? We hope so, because you really do need to keep his tips in mind if you want your small animal photographs to be as high quality as possible. Dave tells everyone to start off by thinking about what you want your photograph to say to your audience. This is solid, sound advice that applies not just to photographing small animals, but to photographing any subject that catches your fancy!

Take the tips you learned from today’s macro photography tutorial and line up a photo shooting session of your favorite small animals. It might be a hamster or other small pet you have in the house, or even a spider or some bug that other people might be a little creeped out by. The choice is entirely up to you!

Before you start snapping photos of cute, little animals, though, you need to let other people know about this cool macro photography lesson. You can do that by simply clicking on the Share button on this post.

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