What is Macro Photography?

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One of the commonly asked questions is what is macro photography? Well… Macro photography is (in our opinion) one of the most challenging forms of photography. It is the art of making small objects look big. It opens up a whole new world for the photographer to explore.

What is macro photography? It is the art of making small things look big.

Macro photography is commonly associated to the photography of flowers and insects.

The world of macro photography is typically associated to images of insects / bugs, flowers and plants. However, photographers are not limited to the above subject matters only. There is another side to macro photography – one that is abstract and creative.

This involves capturing the exciting textures and patterns of an object and turning the small details of the object into the focus of attention. For example, this may include capturing the texture of a sliced fruit or the pattern from a stack of color pencils or even the wrinkles on a person.

Macro photography provides everyone with a glimpse into another world. If someone was to ask us to define macro photography in a few sentences, we would say that it is a life long journey of learning… an adventure that will help you hone your patience and perseverance. There is no doubt that the journey is an exciting and rewarding one.

Now that you have gained an understanding of what is macro photography, you need to also know about the constant debate on macro photography and close up photography. If you are a beginner or if you are new to macro photography, please make sure you hop over to our macro photography vs close up photography post.

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