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Macro photography was one if the subjects most demanded in one forum poll we did regarding future article topics, so it was created!

This one was kindly written by :icongriff-flyer: with some minor editing and additions from ~roy204. We hope you will like it as it tries to explain how to shoot macro with almost every type of camera!
Many thanks to *griff-flyer.

Please leave your comments, suggestions, corrections...
All input is welcome!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-04-10
No matter which kind of camera you own, Macro Photography by ~photo-class can help you get started. It explains what macro photography is and what you need to keep in mind when shooting small objects. While this is an older deviation, there are many very useful tutorials in this gallery and it is well worth a visit. ( Suggested by kuschelirmel-stock and Featured by LawrenceDeDark )
Deefah Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for the tutorial. It has given me a greater understanding of the techniques involved in macro. Greatly appreciated
SaraJ3an Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
I've used this in a news article I just submitted, You can check it out [link]!
Rubna Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice tutorial! Sometimes I wonder what's macro and what is just photography... like, are (any of) these macro?> [link]








they're all mine. I couldn't find good examples that quick, sorry. And if they are macro, could you give me some tips? I didn't use photoshop or anything on them.
Dewgonair Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
This is so amazing :D I'm so glad you made this little tutorial up <3 It's so handy and also helps one to understand their camera a little better :D
Mistaken-EyeDenTitty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thanks, I've featured this here [link]
MichelleRamey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'd love to feature this (with your permission, of course) in #Macro-Photographers in the tutorial gallery for members to see :)

Great work!
hibride Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Very great work:)
5amlove Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Wow! awesome tutorial!! thanks for sharing! (: btw, any idea how i get good macro effects with a 18-105 lens? or do i have to get another type of lens
Horoholikka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
oh god!! this is so useful!!

since I found sth called "macro" in the camera last year I loooove taking this kind of pictures!!! but I didn't have any idea about the whole explanation!!!

thank you so much for taking time helping people understand photography a little more :heart:

oh, if you have time please check these photos I took last year...



this is my favourite: [link]

SchroedingersKatze Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thank you so much!
znow-white Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
webworm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thanks for sharing!!!
geory Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Very nice tutorial!
What kind of macro lens would you recomend for a canon eos? keep it affordable :D
chrysostomatic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^ Good question...!!!
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Macro photography. Thanks a lot. :)
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Awesome tutorial. Congrats on the DD!
cleverdarkelve Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008   Photographer
killer! :+fav:
I am so glad I check this out!
FightingSoul Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
(o_o educational. for an average know nothing person but quite curious such as i. thank you for the compilation of easy to understand material. (^_^/♥
redzkull Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
:omg: OMG, i can't wait to try all this things out :dance: :love: ^.^
Congrats on a great tutorial and on the DD as well ;)
WISHVentiego Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Im so your friend for this .. Thanks a bunch
blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Looks pretty incredible!
Nice work.
oibyrd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SOOOOOO much for this :w00t: I needed it! :clap:

(congrats on the dd too!) :winner:
Albiona Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yay! Macro tutorial, I've been looking around for this for ages!
Seeing some suggestions on lenses to buy for the first time would also be nice, but this is great anyways! :)
Driller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Very helpful indeed ^^
realta-eireann Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
excellent tutorial.
kezbabybabe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Looks excellent so far, will read more at a later date.

I really want to know if my new camera can achieve good macro. I've got some test shots, but this will help me further!

Congratulations on the DD!
calgarc Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Artist
omg that was great. i already knew some stuff about macro but i learned more :)
CrimsonInHumanBlood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is great! Thanks!
sensenwhore Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
hey used this very informational piece, for Media, I just love Macro, so I did an article on it, uses some tips from here, thanks.
bodang Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
i hope you'll use less jargons next time
JRose-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Photographer
Oh well, tried everything I can think of to show this tut but no success...
photo-class Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
It will be easy as pie now.

Enjoy taking macro shots! :nod:
JRose-Photography Featured By Owner May 23, 2007   Photographer
Thanks :D
JRose-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007   Photographer
No tut here :(
Swissvoice Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm waiting for almost for a half a year now, and its still not accessable :/ Is there any other chance to download/read it?

photo-class Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Wait no more.
It's back online.
AbidingDaRules Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006   Photographer
awesome tut..i am doing a feature on macro and want to use this in my journal and news article! :clap:
Heretushi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
It seems it's dead.
bythewater Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006   Photographer
It's still not working... but i may be stating the obvious? Hopefully you can fix it up soon, i'm very interested in having a look :)
Epheros Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
dude, I don't think the download link works :( [link]
naiish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006   Photographer
oh, this will be helpful. :heart: . but ditto on the file not found comments.
2B2H Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Same problem here - The small image loads fine. When I click to see full view no image is loaded and using the download link just gives a 'file not found' error. :(
DarknessHope Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Student Interface Designer
I'm interested in this tutorial about macro photography, but it doesn't work. I tried earlier and it showed the same error 'file not found'.
Many of the tutorials show that error. I'm waiting for a reply. :thanks:
griff-flyer Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Photographer
it works now, sorry for the troubleshooting
lovex3spell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006   Photographer
I have the same problem as many others--the file cannot be found.
m--a--k Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Can't see the tutorial...:(
Nanimal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Nooo! "File not found" :O
griff-flyer Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Photographer
it's back ;)
Maria87 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
not working for me either :(

dA tells me the page doesn't exist.
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