30th May 2014, 08:02 PM
30th May 2014, 09:20 PM
I can understand your feeling because that was my question when I start off more than 3 years ago. After reading various posts, I am still not convinced the insect will run away if I go too close.
In contrary, you need to go close to shoot macro. At least that is my experience (read others shoot from distance but I prefer close up). Whether reverse lens, macro lens, extension tube, etc. they all work if you get it right. Whatever you have, if you don't shoot, you will never get it right. So, just shoot and you will get better through practices. Remember, your subject never complaint and there are plenty to choose from. Good luck.
30th May 2014, 09:37 PM
No one here can explain it as well in paragraphs of word then watching the numerous very detailed videos on Macro photography on YOUTUBE. Typing catchwords like micro or macro photography will bring you hours of lessons, tips, setup advice on different kinds of macro photography including recommendation of equipment to use or NOT use.
Originally Posted by Vgnrj Vsls
Unless your main intention here is to get someone to take you out to show you hands-on step-by-step or you want to join some group of like minded individuals into macro shooting. In any case, YOUTUBE is still the best place to start knowing the fundamentals.
Last edited by sammy888; 30th May 2014 at 09:39 PM.
30th May 2014, 10:25 PM
31st May 2014, 08:20 AM
A macro lens with longer focal length will offer longer working distance. Put on a teleconverter and the magnification increases while the working distance remains about the same.
31st May 2014, 09:11 AM
For macro, sometimes the skill set is not about ur camera techniques or ur gear itself. The clothes u wear, the shoes u wear, the time u go out to hunt for bugs, the weather... All these matters.
1st June 2014, 12:40 AM
Normally the spiders jump on my lens
1st June 2014, 09:34 PM
when i try to shoot a jumping spider, it got startled by my flash or my black lens leaning closer to it , then it started to turn around and keep staring into my lens. If i don't snap a shot quickly .. likelihood next moment it will jump into my lens?
Originally Posted by ortega
Last edited by dawson31; 1st June 2014 at 09:36 PM.
8th June 2014, 10:13 PM
I started on a 50mm lens with a raynox. And depending on the weather conditions, usually macro are best taken early in the morning, where you can get the morning dew and usually somewhat least active of the insects ..same goes for night. You need to have a lot of patience, pacing yourself slowly towards the insect...and observe the surroundings. good luck!
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