Hello, today I will introduce you to the world of macro-photography. For those of you with thousand dollar macro lenses and cameras specifically made for such a task, this article will be a waste of time. Everyone else, however, is more than welcome!
This does not really matter, but it is best if you have a wideangle lens, because it provides a much better focusing distance than, say, an ultrazoom or a telephoto.
What now? well, take the lens off, if you have a hood on it, take the hood off too. This is what you have now:
Now for the best part:
That's right. just flip the lens over. Now, hold it like that, and look in the viewfinder. It will be all blurry, until you bring it close to something... and, it's photo taking time!
So, here are the things that you will need:
-An SLR or DSLR camera (removeable lenses)
IMPORTANT! DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, THIS IS JUST A GUIDE, I DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR BROKEN CAMERAS, LENSES, HEARTS!
Got all you need? Awesome, let's get started:
|All you need.|
|The kit lens is surprisingly one of the best for the task.|
|This is what you have now. Crazy stuff.|
Some of my examples:
There are certain problems with this method:
|The only thing stopping you know is your imagination, let it run free!|
-You can not play with the f/stop because the lesn is technically not even attached to the camera
-Unless you use one of these http://www.linkdelight.com/L9O-Extension-Tube-Macro-Ring-for-Canon-DSLR-Camera-EF-Lens.html (they are called macrorings, essentailly they just hold the lens in place instead of your hand), you have a chance of getting dirt inside your camera. Ain't nobody up for that.