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    Macro Shots

    Some of my macro shots.










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    They are *pretty*
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    I'm wondering, what is the maximum closeness should we go when taking macro shots? I do have many blurry macro shots. Maybe I didn't do it the correct way.

    Dreamer, is there any photoshopping involved in the grasshopper and snails pic? It's not easy to get the background blurry and your object sharp. Can give some tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by siewjang
    I'm wondering, what is the maximum closeness should we go when taking macro shots? I do have many blurry macro shots. Maybe I didn't do it the correct way.

    Dreamer, is there any photoshopping involved in the grasshopper and snails pic? It's not easy to get the background blurry and your object sharp. Can give some tips?
    Hi siewjang, it depends on what camera u r using. In macro mode, some will allow up to 1cm from the object. Some 5cm. When shooting macro shots, try using the continous/burst mode. Maybe out of 5shots, 1 will be sharp.

    For the grasshopper and snails pics, ps only to resize, usm and add watermark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siewjang
    I'm wondering, what is the maximum closeness should we go when taking macro shots? I do have many blurry macro shots. Maybe I didn't do it the correct way.

    Dreamer, is there any photoshopping involved in the grasshopper and snails pic? It's not easy to get the background blurry and your object sharp. Can give some tips?
    Try using tripod and shutter release cable.

    Try speed above 1/125 shutter speed

    To blur blackground use 2.8f aperture and also try using a flash.

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    In macro shots, the focused zone is very shallow ie only a certain distance from the lens will be sharp. Anything infront of or behind that 'zone' will become blur. Not many digital cameras have the aperture setting (eg 2.8f as suggested by franky) and even no settings for shutter speed.

    Just set to macro, view the image on the LCD panel, move camera forwards and backwards or use the zoom button to get the target image focused then click. Good luck.

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    Pictures are very nicely shot Franky. Would like to snap close-up shots like that but I doubt my digital camera can do it. Canon A530. No shutter speed according to Chang. I think me couldn't do it that's more like it.

    Anyway, nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fRaNkY
    Try using tripod and shutter release cable.

    Try speed above 1/125 shutter speed

    To blur blackground use 2.8f aperture and also try using a flash.

    Can Canon Powershot a400 set shutter speed?
    But i heard from others that it is not so advisable to use flash as it will "whiten" then image?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghj
    Can Canon Powershot a400 set shutter speed?
    But i heard from others that it is not so advisable to use flash as it will "whiten" then image?
    No you cant with A400 but I think there is a macro mode... pic of a flower or sumthing.... You can also disable flash or enable it with A400.

    Whiten=over expose

    Another way to reduce flash "light" is to put a piece of paper in between flash and subject.

    Btw, this month's DCM camera magazine is macro. Send your best shots to them.... for more info get a copy

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