With its emphasis on detail, pattern, and texture, macro photography can yield rewarding and unique results. In this gallery, learn what makes a great macro shot and get tips on how to turn your extreme close-ups into compelling photographs.
Here, a macro lens and diffused macro twin flash capture the intricate detail on a bee and flower.
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Photo Tip: Macro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size.
How to Take Macro Pictures
Get tips for taking macro photos with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.