15 Ways To Shoot Better Macro Photos

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Macro photography can be super fun. And with the warmer weather being right around the corner, there is no better time to get out there and photograph some beautiful new life than right now. To get better photos though, we recommend that you take a couple of pointers first.

The Sharpest Photos Are Done Through Focus Stacking

Sigma 180mm Macro Test

Remember That the Closer You Get, the Less Will be in Focus

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 Macro Tests

Motion Blur Is Intensified At Macro Ranges

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Use a Tripod

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Add a Flash for Even Sharper Images

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Try to Go for the Details

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Faster Shutter Speeds Can Mean Less Camera Shake

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Watch the Way You Stand and Hold Your Camera

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Your Best Image Quality Will be Between f4-f8

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Make Sure The Key Focus is Brightly Illuminated

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 Macro Test

Stagnant Objects Are Usually Best to Photograph

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Macro Lenses Are Better Than the Conversion Tubes

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True Macro Ranges are 1:1

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Focusing in Low Light at Macro Ranges Will Take an Eternity

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The Best Macro Work Takes a Lot of Imagination

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.