Apologies for my lack of posting for the past few months! During my Around the World with an iPhone trip, I diverted my attentions to my travel blog and posting photos on Facebook. Anyway, after much delay, I thought I would give some love back to this blog. Here are some bokeh beautiful macros to inspire you to get out and take some shots. Most of these shot with the 100mm f/2.8 L lens. Yummo.
Mostly Lisa’s Macro Tips:
- Use Manual focus. Use Auto focus to help grabbing your focus if you are having trouble, then switch over to Manual.
- Get low. Often the best angle is the one where you have to kneel in a pile of muddy guck. If you have sore knees, buy one of those gardening foam pads to kneel on.
- Explore Aperture. A small DOF less than f/4 will emphasize the subject, and make it stand out more from the background. This method called selective focus, is great to use if you your background is really distracting, like the fall leaves in my spider picture above. Conversely, if you want all of your subject in focus you will need a larger DOF f/8 or higher.
- Shoot in RAW. Always. You will get so much more detail, it will amaze you. You can thank me for your amazement later. :D
- Add water drops. Buy a little spritzer at the drug store/dollar store and add dew drops at will.