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Basic guidelines for beginners on capturing details of a subject with macro photography
Macro photography is a tight close-up photography of often a small subject or the part of a subject to get a photograph that is greater than its life size.

However, for a beginner with a basic camera to take reasonable macro photographs is often difficult. However, by following a few guidelines one can practice some macro photography till one gets external lense attachments to graduate to professional macro-photography.

Macro-photography should not be limited to small objects alone but used also for filling the frame with details of an interesting part of the subject also. Go to a macro shot of a big subject when the situation calls for it in terms of some interesting details, patterns and structures.

It is true that that the close ups and macro-photographic shots present the same subject in a very different way to capture attention by providing details which we generally miss.

First thing for such photography is cultivating a keen sense of observation. So, constantly look at various things to find something interesting in them. Consider making some details of a subject which is the focal point of the shot. Thus, ordinary looking subjects can often be made far more interesting this way. Such macro photography can be both challenging and rewarding.

Second important point in such photography is that excellent lighting and at times backlighting can also work. The closer you are to your subject, the more difficult it is to light it up, but a flash light covered with butter paper can be a good option for good diffused light.

Also, firm camera rest along with the timer option to click the shot will bring sharpness in the picture. If you can use a tripod, it is much better.

Lastly, practice, patience, and experimentation will be most helpful. Have some creative fun with macro photography of this kind; you may be surprised with stunning results.

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