It's so opposite to landscape work...
- Landscape is all about the location
- Macro is all about the subject
- Landscape is all about foreground interest and leading lines into the picture
- Macro is about putting the subject on a very narrow focal plane
- Landscape is about dramatic low angle light
- Macro is about diffuse even light to pick up detail.
- Landscape often has infinite depth of field.
- Macro often has infinitesimal depth of field.
- Landscape is about exposure bracketing
- Macro is about focus bracketing
I could go on and on, but I think we all get it... This is different. So why am I drawn to macro?
Because I think it will be fun to have total control over your shooting... Kind of like a minature studio where I have full control over composition, lighting... everything. I don't have to hope for a great sunrise.... I create my own through colour backgrounds.
So here's my first crack at a macro shot.
I was very happy with the way it came out and it has really energised me to do more quickly. I can't say the concept was original, I came across some incredible photos from Lord V and Steve Took It on Flickr with lots of links to great tutorials on how they created the refracted images of flowers.
So where to from here.... I want to see if I can bring some drama and landscape principles to the Macro world.... Should be quite challenging when I can't even get a bloody leaf totally in focus... but we'll see.