macro photography workshop

Macro Photography Workshops should teach Workings of Physics!

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There are hundreds of reasons behind the emergence of the macro photography as a popular genre in the broad field of photography. You can capture some unforgettable moments of leaves, flowers, and sluggish insects. In doing so, you need to gain mastery over some aspects. Macro photography workshops will guide you how you can gain control over the light.

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Nothing can be gained without efforts. If you want to get perfect macro images, then you must overcome some technical hurdles. Always remember one thing that physics play a great role in this field. If you are a beginner, then you need to understand the theory and the workings of technical issues before going for the practical approach. Let’s have a quick glance at those technical issues that need your special care.

  • Magnification:

Anyone can tell this using the common sense that macro photography is all about the size of your subject. You should focus the sensor of your camera on the subject. If you are using a tiny one-inch subject, the projection of the subject at “life-size” should be one inch on the sensor of your camera.When a subject is covering one inch of the sensor, then it will surely fill most of the resulting photo as the sensors in the DSLRs are not more than 1.5 inches long usually. When your subject has been projected at “life-size” onto the sensor, it should be at “1:1magnification”. When the subject has been projected at half of life-size, then it should be at “1:2 magnification”.

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  • Working distance:

Do you know what working distance is? The distance between your sensor and your subject at the closest is called working distance in the field of the photography. When the working distance is longer, then it would be easy for you to stay away from your subjects. If you are aimed at capturing a skittish or ferocious subject, then you must need large working distance.

If your working distance is ten inches, then you should use a camera or lens that is eight inches long; the front side of the lens should be two inches from your subject. Generally, the best macro lenses have large working distances. When the focal length of the lens increases, the working distance also increases at the same time. In this context, it is important to note that when the working distance will increase, the magnification will decrease. For instance, at 1:4 magnifications, you have no need to be as close to the subject as you would in order to get the image at 1:1 magnification.

  • Full-frame or crop-sensor?

Many macro photography workshops spend a lot of time on a session based on the debate “full frame vs. crop sensor”. When you want to click photos with the highest magnification, full-frame cameras may be overkill. Sometimes, the Nikon D810 with 36 megapixels cannot be able to match the magnification of the 24 megapixel Nikon D7200 as the pixels on the latter one are smaller. Large censor cameras have other advantages as well. The larger viewfinders help with focusing and usually they can be found to have more controls, especially on higher-end models. Moreover, if you are taking photos which aren’t at maximum magnification, full-frame cameras have a unique image quality advantage. For instance, you would not want to capture a photo of an animal as close as you can focus.

  • DSLRs or Mirror less?

For macro photography purpose, you should use either DSLR or mirror fewer cameras. When you are targeting at native mount options, DSLR is the perfect equipment. If you have the option of using adapters, mirror fewer cameras are the best choices that can be used with any pretty lens.

Though macro is a part of nature photography, workshop meant for this marks huge differences from the nature photography workshops. Nature photography workshops discuss the matters in generalized way while macro workshops are more specific.