5 Tips on How to Take Better Photos of Jewels

Tip 1: Use the aperture priority mode To have the most parts of your small subject withing the focus range, it truly is excellent to set the digital camera in aperture priority mode and adjust the aperture to the highest opening possible – or in other words, the biggest F number. The further away from the subject, the less constrictive the aperture number. However, it will be harder to keep everything in focus when you are very close to the jewel. Tip 2: Steady your camera on a tripod Perhaps this slightest movement whilst getting a photo, under indoor lighting conditions with your custom settings, causes motion blur. With a lesser distance from the subject, this camera shake problem will be more evident.  Utilizing an economical table tripod could make a positive change in the sharpness of your images. With regard to genuinely well-defined images it makes sense to purchase a … Read more…

8 Tips for Macro Photography From a Contest Winner

Today I just received that wonderful email I never thought I would see. To quote: “Congratulations! You won People’s Choice in Mushrooms and Toadstools Photo Challenge.” Yes, it totally made my day, and I’m supper happy. Following the big news, I was asked a few questions about my picture, which you can see it at the side. For educational purposes, I’m going to post this little interview below. It is good knowledge for macro photography. Where did you take this photo? I took this photo during an autumn photo-trip. I love to shoot pictures during the autumn, when the light and colors are at their best, so I try to plan out and make reservations for each year at the end of October. What time of day? Like I said, autumn light and colors are at their best. However, this does not mean that a photographer must stay with the … Read more…

How to photograph a flying insect

In my photographic journey during the past year, I discovered that the most difficult thing in nature photography is to photograph a flying insect. Everyone loves macro shots from the small world, but they go “wow” when they see a well-done photograph of a flying butterfly, dragonfly, bee, or any other insect. The difficulties of photographing flying insects There are several reasons why taking a photo of a flying insect is a hard thing to do (a challenge bigger than street photography!): 1) The small size of the insect will make it difficult for your lens to focus on it. More than enough times, the focus will fall on the flower, for example, – a bigger and steadier subject. 2) You need to get close to the insect in order to take a proper photo with blurred background (narrow DOF) and capture the details of your subject. You don’t want the … Read more…

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