This is a quick introductory lesson to macro photography and should help beginners get started with a few useful tips and tricks. Enjoy! Brought to you by: www.michaelthemaven.com
Thank you for such simple, basic, easy to understand info. I am BRAND NEW to this and this clip helps me to focus ( no pun intended). What is ISO?
Im with you here buddy.
Let them hate!!
I get a few on my tutorials, and stacks on my scooter vids!
Gotta love em haha XD
Nice work sir!!
Please, watch mine too: /watch?v=sPcRE3eHhR0
I´m sure you will like it!
This is a guaranteed chance that dust will get into the DSLR lens but flipping the lens around works too , I think they sell these types of extension tubes.
Its because ur in camera metering is not adjusting to your low light situation. If you have a camera with TTL metering system, it will adjust automatically and u wont notice any difference. One thing you can do is increase your exposure compensation 2-3 notch up. and as michael said, use a good light source . increasing ISO is not a good idea as u might end up with high noise
hi michael total newbie question…i have a Nikon d60 and have a simga 70-300m F4-5.6 DG macro lens, is it possible to take close up photos with this set up? when i say close up subjects like small insects or rain drops on a leaf. if so can you give me a few pointers. thanks
Today’s DSLRs are not expensive anymore. You can get a decent used DSLR for about $200-$300 nowadays and purchase extension tubes and a 50mm lens. All that would cost you less than $500.
im looking into getting into photography i have been inlove with photography ever since i was a kid, i been watching a fe of your videos and i have decided to get the canon 7d, i would mainly be a wild life photographer,animals,insects,birds, and maybe a little landscape, what would you recomend to have or to learn before getting into such a complex enviorment, and would you recomend the canon 7d. thank you i would appreciate your reply
Hi, this is my first post on net hoping it is answered. I have S1065 samsung point and shoot camera. No, i cant change to DSLR since its very expensive. Yet i want great great photos now please give me lots of tips to bring life to my pictures. As i cant see colors in them(since i cant capture RAW :’( ) I want to capture wonders. Please guide.
well i did all that but nothing happens
not enough light! You need a LONG shutter speed or bump up your ISO or shoot outside on a sunny day
michael can u please tell me why is my photo all black when i put extension tubes(not kenko) on my nikon 105mm macro lens
On my nikon micro 105mm i can get great sharpness and suficient dof when close to 1.1scale at F22.
Higher then that i dont whant to.
Flash helps alot with shutter speeds and fill the shadows at day time.
If the ligh is to bright and u want to use the flash and the speed comes over 1125 – 1200 i usualy use ND filters to bring some stops of light down.
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my lenses dont disconnect, can i still use an extension tube?
what do you think of my amateur photography?
- I agree with that, based on my experience a 55-200mm telephoto lens + 68mm of tubes set at F 7 to 9 plus and a flash gun with a diffuser produces good result. For my 50 mm macro lens with a flash set to F 11 to 16 also produces good result. I don’t have to go down at F-45.
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It will get you closer thats for sure!
I want to get macro extenuation tube for my macro lens. Would that help?
thanks 4 the vid – really helped
Awesome- Another advanced photographer who is thinks “sharpness” is “DOF” (it isn’t), and that f11 gets greater DOF than f45 (it doesn’t) or that somehow lens diffraction issues have more of an effect on DOF than Aperture (again, they don’t). While f8 is actually better for sharpness than f11, first time photographers are unfamiliar with the basic rules of DOF when it comes to Macro, when they are ready to get serious about Macro is the time to talk about diffraction. Thanks!
“use the smallest apperture” thats false, using f45 wont get a photo as sharp as for example f11 or so since you’re using the extreme part of the glass, also using that sort of appertures makes you use really slow shutter speeds which in macro photography are senseless since most of the times even with a tripod you’re shootings insects or flowers and such slow speeds dont make any sense since those motives will move and you get a bad photo. these are really bad tips..Use a flash, no f45 lol
Thanks for great lesson. But the flowers move ever so slightly in the wind, is there a way to use flash to reduce the exposure time?
thank you – very good tips for a beginner.