Macro Photography Workshop

Whether you’re a macro photographer or Instagram addict, the words macro photography are everywhere. I have to start this post by saying macro photography is more than pretty pictures of flowers. Being guilty of thinking this, macro photography never appealed to me, the idea of having to stage my shot and having nothing to bounce off is my idea of hell, it’s why portraiture is my forte. However, at our all-female photographer club, we decided to give it a go!

I want to continue with an apology for this late post, I have had flu so posting on Tuesday wasn’t possible. Teresa hosted our workshop – a fine art photographer based in Wiltshire, who specialises in extreme macro photography. Using old extension tubes and my nifty fifty (50mm lens) we got to work.

With close up photography, the composition is key which Teresa helped us with using a mixture of beads, feathers and plants as well as a reflective background and an old kitchen tile. With that our set up was made. Manual focus was essential and scary, I mean you never use manual focus when photographing people. But, the experience was exciting, I felt it made you appreciate the art further.

Getting up close and personally allowed me to see this created world from a new perspective. A giant bokeh mixed with reflective and distracting backgrounds also allowed you to play with your subject even more.

What new thing do you want to try in 2018?

Close up image of feather