Lens-Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

This week, ANNE SANDLER is our guest host. We get to learn ” What is macro photography? What is micro photography? Are they different from close-up photography?”

The image below is close up shot with 200mm lens.

A few years ago, I first learned about macro lens from a couple of my blogger friends. I bought a macro lens, and was anxious to click at the flower stigma.

Anne teaches us to use a higher F stop to get a sharp image, but at F/2.8 creating a more shallow depth of field.

I also practiced on weeds:

For this one, I use the macro lens and use the stacking feature of my canon camera, then merged three shots into one through Photoshop:

I even practiced on cooking spices. This one is a image of Pink Himalayan Salt with the macro lens:

Many thanks to Anne Sandler (Slow Shutter Speed) for the lesson. Now I know the difference of closeup and macro. She also shares her expertise and offers a many valueable tips. We look forward to seeing your creative photos. Be sure to link your response to Anne’s original post, and use the Lens-Artists TAG to help us find you. Click here to see Anne’s beautiful macro images.

74 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

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  2. Thank you Amy for these amazing images in response to my challenge!. I love them all especially the water dropping from the leaf. You asked for more of an explanation of using a larger F/stop when trying to get the entire macro picture in focus versus a lower F/stop when trying to get just a portion in focus. It has to do with the refraction of the lens(which I don’t understand. Here’s a nice tutorial on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdxKl5np9KE

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