Macro Photography

Macro shots allow you to capture all the special little things in your life that sometimes get lost in the big picture.
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Introduction

Getting up close and personal can add drama, interest, and detail to any diminutive photo subject. Macro shots allow you to capture all the special little things in your life that sometimes get lost in the big picture. The macro setting on your camera (look for a flower icon on most models) helps you get picture-perfect results every time.

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Larger than life

By definition, macro photographs are ones in which the subject is life-size or larger. Shooting with a standard lens results in a 1:10 ratio or an image in which the subject on film or in your digital file is 1/10 the actual size. With macro photography, you get a 1:1 ratio or an actual-size reproduction. That means you'll get more detail and better quality enlargements if you try to make the image even larger than life. And you can't beat a macro shot for drama. Look how in-your-face this normally dainty flower gets.

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