6 Tips For Taking Amazing Macro Photos With Your Mobile Phone
"Macro photography" is taking a picture of a subject in extreme close-up so it shows up life-size or bigger in the resulting photo. Close-up photos are popular especially for nature photography, due to the fact that they can capture details of insects, flowers and more with amazing clarity. And also you can achieve this effect even with your phone camera.
Macro photography can make even tiny subjects like garden insects or flower petals look huge on screen or print, and you'll be impressed at how various such otherwise mundane things look when viewed so close.
The more important is you don't need much equipment or have to leave your backyard to get started.
To help you get started, this article shares 6 useful tips for taking amazing macro photos with your phone.
It is often said that photography is an Art of Light, and the weather just determines the intensity of light.
I prefer to shoot macro on cloudy or rainy days, not only because the soft light on a cloudy day can brighten the colors of plants and animals, but also because the crystal clear water drops after rain have an indescribable natural charm. -Shot on OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G
There are 3 ideas for you to find the right subject.
1-Find static objects
In this above picture, you can see a water drop and I captured it with the help of the macro camera which is given in the OPPO F19s device.
I here used a syringe which has a sharp needle at the end of it which I bought it from the medical store. I filled the entire syringe with water and then presurred it slowly on the other end to let the water come out in the form of drop by drop on the feather and then finally create a bubble on the feather.
- OPPO Photographer Vyshnavip
Understanding the habits of creatures, will be easier to find suitable subjects to shoot, the water side dragonflies, bees in the flowers, the grass of the cricket, Decay Wood Fungi, and so on. In fact, as long as it is wet, secluded places, there may be hidden countless surprises.
Some Macro shots of water drop captured using OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G
Your garden or a nearby park will likely be teeming with subject matter. But finding it can be more difficult. My tip is to pay attention to small sections of plants or bushes, looking out for any minibeasts that may be clinging to stalks or hiding under leaves. It can be time consuming, but once you get the hang of how to find them and where they're more likely to be, it becomes easier.
Sometimes a dragonfly is not to let you near it, do not worry, maybe there is a weak companion nearby.
Clutter can sometimes get in the way of the subject, which is why minimalism is so appealing.
For Flexible Subjects, use manual focus in professional mode. Don’t get too close to the subject, but keep the focal length in professional mode to a minimum and use any objects around you to measure the distance between the focal plane and the Camera Lens. Then look for the angle and approach the subjiects slowly, holding both hands in the clearest moment, and gently pressing the shutter.
Editing your image is a great way of taking a simple picture and turning it into a truly artistic piece of work. There is no right or wrong in photo editing, you can adjust color, softness, focus, etc. according to your personal preferences. Let the whole photo highlight the wonder of the microscopic world. -Shot on OPPO F19s