More on Macro Patterns and Textures
December 13, 2010
Today more on Macro Patterns and Textures.
Macro photography gives us a chance to get close to our subjects and capture more of the details. This is what I love about macro, it forces us to see the world in a different way and it also gives us the opportunity to discover and see the patterns and textures within our subjects.
Look for shapes, lines and repeating elements, combining these will give you a great pattern and texture. See the close-up photo of the tree bark above, it has lines shapes and repeating elements all combine. When taking photo of a tree bark I look for the part that looks dry with a mold on the bark. This will add some dynamic range to your subject giving more detail texture.
The photo above was shot with three different exposures and was later process using Photshop CS5 HDR pro, it was shot using a Canon ef 50mm F/1.8. The second photo below is just a regular photo shot with a single exposure with aperture of F/8 at 1/250 in aperture priority, iso 200. Shot using a 85mm EF F/1.8
Canon Rebel XS
Canon EOS 20d
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Software Used in Processing these photos:
Adobe Photoshop CS5 – For enhancing the photos and reducing some of the noise.