Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Macro photography

The other week we went on a family holiday to Derbyshire over the bank holiday weekend. I don't really like camping, but I did enjoy going on walks to take photos near the campsite we stayed at. I really like macro photography; especially photographing flowers as they look so much more beautiful close-up. To take these photos I used my Nikon D3200 DSLR on the macro setting, and using a manual focus. 











One of the things I love about using a manual focus when taking photos is that, you are in control of what you focus the camera on within the frame and it can make your photographs look very dream-like. Using a softer focus really makes certain parts of the subject pop and stand out, which makes a much more interesting photograph, in my opinion. It was quite unusual for me to have so many landscape orientated photos, my photography teacher always comments on how I take portrait photos all the time, even when I'm photographing landscapes! I think I just feel more comfortable holding my camera portrait. 

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x

2 comments:

  1. I love your photo's, I'd love to get out and try some macro for myself now :)
    I completely agree about manual focus - it's good being in control!

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

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    1. Thank you! You should try it, I've even got some nice photos of just moss on walls using macro.

      Holly Olivia x

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