First Attempt At Macro Photography
Macro photography is something that has fascinated me since getting into photography. Being able to take a photograph of something that is usually too small to be able to see the detail on and making the intricacies visible to the naked eye is quite something.
I like the way close up photography makes us see things in a whole different way. As fascinating as I find it though I couldn’t justify spending money on a lens I’m not sure I would really get that much use out of. If money was no object that would be different, but that isn’t the case.
Well, it turns out that you don’t have to splash out on a dedicated macro lens to be able to dabble in macro photography. All you have to do is invest in a lens reversal ring. To be honest, I saw some Youtube videos where you held the lens in the reverse position, without using a reversal ring, but that seemed like a lot of faffing.
It’s really easy to use too. The ring screws onto the front of the lens enabling it to be attached backwards onto the body of the camera. Perfect? Not quite as you really don’t want to be getting any dust into the end of your lens, but having an old kit lens I never use I thought it was worth a go.
The lens reversal ring cost me about ten Euro, which didn’t break the bank. A tripod is handy too, but not a necessity.
Here’s my first attempt at macro photography…
My Sunday Photo
One of my cacti is flowering pretty pink flowers. Making the perfect subject!
I really like the detail on the stamen, although it’s going to take practice to get the focus right and shutter speed right.
Have you used a lens reversal ring for macro photography?
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