The folks over at Triggertrap put together a new video teaching people how to create better macro images. And to do this, they used the very famous Danbo–who gained internet fame from darn near everyone on Flickr. They talk about ensuring that specific and key elements are properly in line in the fame since macro photography has such narrow depths of fields due to the lens focusing so closely to the subject.
They also talk about lighting and how important it is in the photos. Lighting from something like an off-camera flash works best, but they show a setup involving a window and an overhead light in a kitchen that works well enough. If you’re using available light, then you’ll need to raise your ISO setting up to a high level and stop down the aperture quite a bit before you get something in focus. Also ensure that you’ve got the reciprocal rule of shutter speeds covered.
If you’re using a flash, then you can lower the ISO and get more details in your images.
The video is a bit long, but worth it if you’re genuinely interested in learning more about macro photography. Hit the jump for more.