Macro photography opens the doors to a different world from what we can see in our everyday life. This type of photography explores the elements around us very closely. However, taking a great macro photography shot requires you to consider a few tips and techniques, especially when you are taking shots under certain conditions, such shots of moving objects.
The macro lens itself is the most important step to start with, as you will need a lens that can provide you with the proper zoom for macro photography, such as a 1:1 zoom. Lenses such as the 50-60mm can be a good choice to go with, while 100mm lenses can provide a longer distance between you and the subject.
The depth of field can help you to get interesting results depending on the aperture value. For example, a shallow depth of field will turn the background into a blur, which will give more focus to the object. On the other hand, a narrow aperture will make your shot sharper and full of details.
Also, it is good idea to try different angles and choose the best angle for taking your shot, as some objects may be more interesting from specific angles. When taking macro photography shots, do not forget to prepare the composition and choose the suitable background that is in contrast with the main object in the shot. If you cannot find a suitable background you for the shot, you can simply add a background paper with a contrasting color to give the main object more focus.
After we have explored these macro photography tips, let’s enjoy the following breathtaking photography examples by the spanish talented photographer José Javier. You can see more of his amazing work in his Flickr profile.