DSLR is a fancy apparatus that has always described to me the secret behind the most wonderful pictures. Everyone gets excited about using and experimenting with a DSLR but, often we fail to realize the complexities that arise with using such a top-notch camera. I Seriousness and passion is a must if one wants to learn the tricks and trades of using a DSLR properly. So, think a little before you push that shutter!

Teenz, this time, brings to you the concept of macro photography. As its name suggests, macro photography basically magnifies minute subjects and objects. Macro photography is seemingly very interesting but it is also a little harder than you think mostly because it is very calculative of the shutter speed and aperture measure.

While capturing photographs there are lots of ways to make things appear larger in size than its original measure. One way is to go up close to the subject to achieve the effect. However, it starts to get challenging is when you need to capture objects in motion that are beyond your control. So, this time, we provide you with a few tricks and tips to get macro photography done the right way.



Things you need

Of course you can switch to macro mode in your camera but not all cameras are accurate to the idea of macro photography. And, even if you do move closer to your objects choosing the best possible angle the photo still won’t be a 100% macro shot. So for this one, close –up filters are a must and, if you have a prime lens or a macro lens then even better. You will also need a tripod.


How to do it

How to do it Macro photography requires a steady camera and subject, a small lens aperture and a slow shutter speed. It also requires more light to cope with the slow shutter speed. Once this adjustment is all figured out, you should pin the focus to the subject in target. Doing so will blur down the background bringing to focus the main subject.


Remember, a steady camera requires a tripod as you definitely wouldn’t want your photographs to blur in the slight twitch of your hands. Also, it is better if you stick to manual focus for the macro shot. And incase you don’t have the proper lens for the macro shot you can always attach macro filters to your lens to bring the subjects closer. Once all these measures are apt you can go ahead and push that shutter!