Getting the Most of the dSLR for macroPhotography

When comes to macroPhotography any photographer agrees the advantages of a dSLR cameras. Today, camera technology has reached the point where we can take a picture with just a press of a button. Not withstanding, one must be aware not to fall into trap of letting the camera electronic brain to make the decisions. Before attempting macroPhotography one has to read carefully the camera manual first!.

In macroPhotography, the camera is placed unusually close to the object to be photographed hence the depth of field becomes extremely shallow and making focusing difficult. In photographing a flower, for example the center of the blossom will be in focus but the petals extending outwards and away from the lens will be blurred.

The depth of field can however be increased by closing the aperture.

A focal length between 50mm to 100mm is considered ideal for macroPhotography, to make sure that it is not necessary to get so close to the object that the camera may block the natural lighting.

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