Belfot have several times discussed tips macro photos using DSLR cameras (here and here), but if you do not have a DSLR camera do not get discouraged. Pocket camera is also able to produce macro (close – up).
Although the results will not be as powerful if used DSLR camera plus a macro lens (remember the 1:1 ratio?), You can still shoot and produce beautiful macro photos using only a pocket camera. You can see the photos in this article, all produced with a pocket camera.
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Use the Macro Mode
Select this mode if you want to maximize the macro feature that has been set by the manufacturer of compact cameras. Macro mode is usually symbolized by a flower icon on your camera. If you choose this mode, you tell the camera that you want to take a closer focusing distance than usual (closest focus distance is usually different from one camera to another camera). Macro mode means the camera will choose a large aperture so that the object in focus will be sharp while the background slightly blurred.
Use a Tripod
Even if you only use a pocket camera, a tripod is helpful sharpness of your macro photos. In addition to reducing camera shake, tripod also assist you in building the composition and angle of shooting more okay.
If you pocket camera has a feature to change the aperture setting when in macro mode, experiment with changing the aperture – f / x. Select the number x which is great if you want a broad focus areas (all seem focused), or select a smaller x if you just want to focus on a narrow field (so that the area outside of the focal point was blurred). Begin from the number of safe, try using f / 4 or f/5.6 for starters.
If the camera is possible, use manual focus setting, so you are more free to determine at which point you want to consider as the focal point. Usually in macro mode, manual focus setting will be much easier to do than the auto. For example when photographing flowers, we will be able to ascertain the focal point falls on the flower petals and stems.
Read more tips about composition or at least know about the rules of third theory. Use a simple background and not too busy so that the final image will be more delicious.
Using the flash on the camera pocket it will produce images that are not too good. Turn off the flash and use indirect sunlight, such as the light from a window or when cloudy. Direct sunlight will be too hard for your camera. You can also use a simple reflector eg white paper, Styrofoam or aluminum foil to illuminate objects that are too dark.
Use Timer Camera
Make the timer is in your pocket camera so the resulting image is much sharper. When the finger pressed the shutter button on the camera, the camera shake will make your photo is not sharp, for that timer will be very useful because we can activate the camera without pressing the shutter button. You need a tripod to be more comfortable in using the timer.