It is essential to understand macro photography first before talking about its digital side of production. Macro photography is close-up shots of small things, where doing it means using the right camera and lens.
Digital macro photography is the same except the system is different. Again, digital photography will more or less involve computers in working with post product of the image.
Digital macro photography is an interesting specialization in photography because of the challenges at stake. It is may add more expense in terms of updating to the most recent products technology can offer. While eyes can’t still stretch to perceive and see detail of minute things, digital macro photography can make the merry wondering into reality.
If you are an avid fan of Discovery Channel or National Geographic, most of their documentary films indulge in macro photography whenever they shoot insects and small animals burrowing underneath the ground holes, and all other creatures almost unseen to the naked eye. Without macro photography, this world will only be associated with what our eyes can see. There is no way we may experience and grasp the texture of any insects’ hairy legs or underwater creature’s slimy skin.
The promise of full detail is the major work in digital macro photography. Currently, the answer to this promise is dependent on the resolution of the digital camera you are investing on. Lens, particularly for close-up called “diopter” must come along with the purchase, and basically it is a necessary requirement.
The next is the application of effective and proper lighting to get the most of the photography detail. A crisp image goes with the essential qualifications your digital camera can give.
To achieve a professional looking digital macro photography, the following points will help:
1. You must have skill in photography including the use of lenses, filters, lighting and related accessories.
2. For macro photography, you must shoot the subject as close as possible as the effective working distance. This is all about the right distance without disturbing the subject, if in case you are shooting small insects.
3. Trial and error practice with depth of field can be achieved by using manual lens setting until the image is sharp.
4. Use the smallest aperture and fill flash, taken in a bright day. Flash must either be indirect or diffused with reflectors for better results.
The sunrise or sunset out in the countryside is immeasurable than it is seen in the city. Maybe it’s the mountains or the trees that make the difference and people who want to capture the moment should have a digital camera along so a picture can be taken.
Here are some tips to be able to take those great pictures in the wild.
1. The digital camera comes with a zoom lens. If the person sees a deer or some other animal, it is best to use this feature because going too close can scare the creature away and the perfect shot.
2. Still shots are great but this could be better when the person is able to get multiple shots of the animals when it is moving. This can be done by catching it on video or snapping it fast especially if the unit comes with a fast shutter speed.
3. Hunting takes a bit of patience before the person is able to shoot at a target. The same thing is done when taking a picture so the individual must find a nice spot, remain hidden and just wait for animal to pass by.
4. The person must never use flash when taking pictures of the animals. This will startle it and make it run away enabling the individual to only have one shot making it impossible to do again.
5. Some people think that giving the animal food to get a better shot is a good idea. This should never be done because these creatures may attack. The person may have seen this on television captured on an amateur video at the zoo, which could be much worse, should this happen in the wild.
Shooting the animal with a digital camera can happen if the proper steps are taken. This includes doing it at different angles, doing it quietly, exercising patience and without flash.
Any digital camera will work to get this done. Those who want to buy a high tech free version are free to do so.
The person will have to practice often to get the hang of things to make this hobby into an art form. After all, it is only through practice and experience that lectures on photography especially about nature can be mastered.