Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Langgam (Ants)

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until you are done. In photographing insects here’s what I do:

  • Practice a lot with my gear.
  • I bring some snack and water.(^_^)
  • Find the right spot.
  • Wait patiently.
  • Bring a tripod or a monopod
  • I prefer longer focal length. This will give you enough distance so as not to disturb the insect.
  • Increase the ISO to at least 400, depending on your situation. But I don’t go above ISO 400 to minimize noise on my photos
  • Use Flash, Off camera if possible.
  • I usually shoot in Manual mode, sometimes in shutter priority.
  • Aperture, I use between F/4 to F/11 depending on how shallow you want the Depth of Field is.

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I hope you found this little tip helpful. If you have a macro tip, I would be happy to hear them. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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