Macro photography, otherwise known as close-up photography, involves the photography of smaller items, which are close to your camera lens. What's the most important tool for the job? A macro lens!
Macro lenses can help you capture sharp and detailed photos of bugs and flowers, thanks to including the following features:
- Impressive image sharpness
- Bright maximum aperture
- Short minimum focus distance
- Good magnification ratio (usually 1:1 or 1:2)
Macro lenses are available in a range of different focal lengths, so a photographer can choose one that best suits their style or subject matter, while they are avaialble in different lens mounts, so you are sure to find an option for macro photography with your DSLR or mirrorless camera. While a good macro lens is a great starting point, you still need to learn the tricks of the trade to produce a stunning close-up photography portfolio. These tips are a good starting point, and we have plenty more gear recommendations and expert advice on our photography blog.