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.
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.
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.