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I’m going to share with you 5 easy macro ideas you must try!

1. Water with Soap (Or Oil)

The first setup for water and oil basically uses glass on top of a glass table or if you have sawhorses that would work perfect too.

You can light underneath the water and oil. Grab oil or soap and apply it on top of the water. This is the easiest way to have some fun making some beautiful images. Experiment by moving things around. Move your light and look for patterns.

The second setup is super easy. What you’ll do is grab plastic or anything that can let the light come through it because the light is really the key when you’re playing with soap and oil and then you’ll just place oil drops or soap in the water. Make sure that your lens is directly over and level to the water and oil or soap so you can get most of it in focus. You get a lot of dimension with oil whereas soap is just like the bubbles which is still a lot of fun.

2. Flowers

7 Easy Tips for Beautiful Soft-Focus Macro PhotographyMy favorite macro subject to shoot is flowers. They’re so much fun because you can smell them and they’re beautiful. It’s exciting to photograph a flower.

I believe that to be really successful and make it easy for you to photograph flowers is to bring them indoors whether you’re cutting them from your garden or going to your local florist or grocery store. Look for flowers that are flat at first so you can grab most of the details in focus unless you’re looking for a dreamy effect and no worries you can grab any flower that you want.

3. Fruits and Veggies

What you’re going to do is slice up the fruits very thinly because a lot of fruits like oranges, lemons, and kiwis have such great texture and they’re translucent so you can see through them.

For MACRO photographers, I do want to express that if you’re indoors and you don’t have enough light you might want to bring a lamp or use a flashlight to help you. I would recommend a tripod. This way you will have fun experimenting with different compositions with your fruit and veggies.

4. Leaves

Okay, so number four is leaves. I could see why some people would be frustrated with leaves especially

if they are not flat. My suggestion to you if you want to photograph the complete leaf, what I would do is grab some leaves that you see while you’re walking or a leaf from the store and then put it in between some books or something heavy so it’s nice and flat that’s what makes it easy to photograph. Leaves have a lot of dimensions.

The reason why I brought leaves into the top five macro photography ideas to shoot is that they’re absolutely wonderful when they’re backlit. One tip is to set your timer on your camera for at least three seconds if you do not have a shutter release so this way you’ll get a nice beautiful sharp image of the leaf. Don’t you get excited when you see a beautiful leaf? I know I do!

5. Abstract Photography

macro lens paintings by janice sullivan

Macro lens painting of stems and flower tops.

The 5th best idea for you macro photographers! I absolutely love it probably because one of the things that I do is I’m a mentor for creativity that’s why I have the creative mentorship the creative method I can’t say enough how good it feels to create and this one right here is just for you and we’re talking about abstract photography.

Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes, or materials.


I hope this has helped you when it comes to 5 Easy Macro Photography Ideas You Must Try Now!  This idea will put a huge smile on your face as you create fun exciting macro photographs. If you need help with Focus Stacking check out this information.

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