Top 10 Macro Photography Tips

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macro photographyCall us crazy, but we just can’t resist all those lists of top 10 macro photography tips and techniques that are available for photographers these days. A simple look online will provide nearly every information-hungry photographer with more tutorials, lessons and hands-on exercises than you can shake a stick at.

And since we’re on the theme of great lists of tips and techniques for macro photographers, we proudly present you with a top ten list of insightful tips from Mick Sadler (smick.co.uk) that every macro photographer is sure to find useful and informative. Take a look at today’s video list of tips and you’ll be well on your way to taking better macro photographs in no time flat…


If you missed the top 10 macro photography tips, here is a summary of the tips covered in the video –

  • Tip #1 – Get closer to your subject by using a macro lens or an extension tube with your lens 
  • Tip #2 – Choose a small aperture to have more depth of field
  • Tip #3 – Choose a small exposure
  • Tip #4 – Use a low ISO setting 
  • Tip #5 – Ensure to use some lighting (eg. LED ring light, electronic flash ring light or reflector)
  • Tip #6 – Use a monopod (easier to move around) or tripod
  • Tip #7 – Always manually focus your lens to ensure sharpness in your photos
  • Tip #8 – Frame your shot carefully. Check for unwanted backgrounds 
  • Tip #9 – Make sure it is not too windy or else your photos might be blurry from subject movement 
  • Tip #10 – Take lots of pictures. Make sure they are sharp and delete the ones you do not want later.

We know that this post is pretty much stacked with information that you’ll find helpful as you progress from a newbie macro photographer to a seasoned veteran. And while you may not be ready to use all of these tips right now, be sure to file them away in your mental vault for use when the time is right. You may even want to bookmark this post, so you always have access to these macro photography tips.

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