Macro Photography tips and tricks

Macro photography is seen as 1:1 (life size) or bigger.  Some would include 0.5:1 (half-life size) also as macro, but it is generally not accepted as such.  Anything less than 1:1 must be viewed as close-up photography.  No zoom lens I know of will provide true macro magnification used on its own irrespective of what is printed on the lens barrel. The difference between true macro and close-up photography is demonstrated by the dragonfly images, close-up on the complete insect, then full macro on the head only.  He was just… read more →