April 23, 2012
Description of Project
I plan to explore macro photography and what it takes to get a great macro shot. I will find great examples of a good macro shot and learn from them. I will publish the photos that I’ll take onto my Flickr.com account. I will also write a brief description about what it took to take each photo onto Flickr. In the end, I will have learned what you need and what it takes to take a great macro photo.
4.2. Sets goals for improvement.
- Research tips for macro photography
- Find Creative Commons examples of good macro shots on Flickr.com
- Take pictures
- Download pictures
- Upload my pictures to Flickr.com
- Write explanations
- One of the tips tells you not to zoom in, its better to move in.
- Lists 5 steps it takes to get a great photo. One of them being, fill the frame with your subject.
- Video is a great demonstration of two photographers going around taking insect macro photos
What I Did
For this project, I first resourced tips on how to take a great macro shot. Once I found some helpful hints, I then began taking photos with the Canon PowerShot G12 and Canon EOS 10D cameras. I started with the G12, which does not have a macro lens, it has a macro setting. With the Canon EOS 10D camera, it can have a macro lens, so I used that. Once I took my photos, I did a little editing on iPhoto and uploaded my best shots onto my Flickr.com account.
What I Learned
What I learned was what it takes to get a great macro shot. I saw that it really does take time before you get a great shot. Especially, if you try to take a photo of an insect or animal. I also got a feeling of how to use a macro lens with the Canon EOS 10D camera, and how it works. I even learned that it really didn’t matter what camera I used to get a shot, because both cameras have great macro photo quality, which was nice.