This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “macro-anything.” Now what does this mean exactly?
Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail.
I got a close-up shot of my resident Anna hummingbird perched after feeding. She was quite tame!
I don’t have a macro lens on my phone or camera, but I do manage to fill the frame. This time I cropped the photo for a macro effect.
Sometimes a macro image takes on new characteristics in an abstract way. My backyard windchime featuring a brass dragonfly looks different in its close-up.
Even the mundane becomes an abstract study in geometric shapes. This is the lobby floor of The WELL of Sacramento State University. See captions.
According to SLR Photography Guide:
“If the subject you are photographing is small and you want to make it look big, you end up with a “macro” view of a “micro” subject.
Close up photography, is the act of photographing objects such as flowers or insects in close range so the subject you are photographing fills the frame.”
Susan at her blog Musin’ With Susan hosted the Macro Moments challenge a while back. Here she gives an example of macro vs close-up.
I’m also adding these shots to Live, Laugh, RV Wandering Wednesday Photo Prompt.
Experiment with your camera, mobile phone or tablet. Take a before and after shot and share your results.
Remember to title your blog post something different than mine!