Introduction to Macro Photography: See Techniques That Will Make You Feel Satisfied Taking Photos

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As with any type of wildlife, the light’s direction can really alter the look of your results. Side lighting is well suited to close-ups, enhancing surface texture and detail and giving images a more three-dimensional feel. Beware strong side lighting, though – shadows can appear too exaggerated, resulting in too much contrast. Personally, backlighting is my favourite light source – particularly if shooting translucent subjects, like butterflies, foliage or flowers. Backlighting highlights intricate detail, shape and form, and is capable of creating truly magical results. It does have a habit of fooling TTL metering systems into underexposing results, though. Therefore, keep an eye on histograms and apply positive exposure compensation if required. It can be worthwhile attaching a lens hood too, as this will guard against flare.

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