Macro & Close-upTips & Lessons

White Balance your Camera – Let’s fix those Reds

Problems with Your Colors - White Balance your Camera If you're a Macro and Close up photographer and love photographing rich colors,  you've probably have had some problems getting those dark or bright reds, yellows,  and other…
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Reduce Dark Background From Flash

Reducing Your Dark Background From Your Flash On my first live chat show, one of the critique submissions from William was perfect for a deep dive video. He had a beautiful bug image that was…
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Macro & Close-upTips & Lessons

How to Photograph Flowers Outdoors

Photograph Flowers Outdoors   Yep, it's true. I think flowers are the most photographed subject (besides people shots) out there. SO WHAT?  I love to photograph flowers and if you like to photograph them too,…
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Macro Photography LIVE Show is here!

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. Every other Thursday at 5pm PST  I'll be on LIVE to chat about Macro & Close-up Photography!  Please join our Facebook group or use the forms below…
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Macro & Close-upTips & Lessons

The Secret of Successful Photography using the F-Stop – Shutter Speed and ISO

Understanding the f-Stop, Shutter Speed and ISO One of the problems I see the most when people ask, "why isn't my photograph looking the way I want it to look after I take the picture?"…
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5 Creative Macro Photographing Techniques

In the last post I shared 10 inspirations to get you motivated to photograph macro & close-up! Now I'd like to give you some fun techniques for you to play with.  Below are my five…
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10 Tips to Find Inspiration for Macro Photographers

I always appreciate finding inspirational ideas to get me excited again while I play with my camera and macro lens. I want to share with my favorite 10 tips to get you to take out your…
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Macro & Close-upNews

Pre-order 2017 Flower of the Month Calendar

I'm so excited to announce that Ashley and I have made our FIRST calendar! These are the flood series you all have been seeing lately.  :) Ashley put awesome inspirational quotes for each month and I…
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Macro & Close-up

5 Tips to Get You Started With Macro Photography

I just made a video this Tuesday on 5 tips to get you started with Macro Photography. I thought to myself, “Some people would rather read about these steps instead of watching a video” and…
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Fun Gadgets for Macro Photographing

One of the many reasons I enjoy photography, is the gadgets you can play with while you photograph. I love a new toy! Today my post will be about some of the toys you can…
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Macro Lens Painting Thanks

It is so exciting for me to see how other photographers interpret and create their own macro lens paintings. It is also nice to see people post blogs about this style of photography. One day I…
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Macro Inspiration

In our new Professional Macro & Close-up Photography group, Troy had asked, "We all love taking pictures of flowers (I do as well) and we've all seen various angles and perspectives - some tired and…
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MGAPXL Episode 11 – Macro Focus

I was honored to be a guest on the MGAPXL show this past Monday. We had a blast chatting about photography and all the goodies that go along with it :)  You can watch the…
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Professional Macro & Close-up Photography Group

I'm so excited to announce that I started a Professional Macro & Close-up Photography group on Facebook. It's not just for professionals, but I do want to encourage serious macro and close-up photographer lovers to…
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Macro & Close-upTips & Lessons

10 Quick Tips on Photographing Macro

I have received a lot of questions about how to photograph macro and close-up photography, so I figured I'd give you 10 quick tips on photographing Macro. 1. Read Books! Search online for macro photography…
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