Photomacrography otherwise known as macro photography is basically taking pictures of things very close up. These extreme close-ups tend to be of subjects that are very small already such as insects, flower heads etc. Macro photography adds another dimension to everyday objects by giving the viewer a glimpse of a world they would not normally see with the human eye.
Macro Photography has its roots intertwined with science and Fritz Goro a German photo journalist who specialised in the field of science is credited with inventing this style of photography. Lots of macro images have a scientific feel to them as they show us amazing geometric shapes that exist in the natural world.
A quick #Hashtag search of #Macro on Pressgram reveals some amazing images from our Pressgram community and one that really caught my eye was by Pressgram user @pottstography
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Also check out more of his amazing photographs on his website http://www.pottstography.com/
Here you will find more macro shots and some stunning wildlife images and portraits, one of my favourites is a photo of a male peacock in full display.
If you feel like making your own macro photographs them pretty much every DSLR camera will have a macro lens available to buy. If like me you love taking images with your trusty iPhone then how about looking at buying yourself an early christmas present and investing in a Olloclip http://www.olloclip.com/
I have one of these on my Christmas list so expect to see lots of close up shots from me in the new year.
Do you take macro photographs ??
If so what kit do you use and why ??
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