Macro Photography Week

Latest Macro Photography Week
1 year ago
If you could have only one lens to use for the rest of your time on the planet (or off), or if stranded on the proverbial desert island, what lens would it be? Would it be a pro zoom lens? A prime lens? An all-in-one…
2 years ago
Close-up or macro photography is an incredible way to capture the tiny world around us on a super-detailed level. While the dedicated macro lens is still one of the best tools for exploring the world on a miniature scale, there are some very inexpensive ways to jump into macro photography with the lens or lenses you already own—no need for a specialized close-up macro lens. In this article, we…
2 years ago
Close-up or macro photography is an incredible way to capture the tiny world around us on a super-detailed level. While the dedicated macro lens is still one of the best tools for exploring the world on a miniature scale, there are some very inexpensive ways to jump into macro photography with the lens or lenses you already own—no need for a specialized close-up macro lens. In this article, we…
3 years ago
Have you ever wanted to film an epic-looking commercial? Filming close-ups (or macro) allows you to capture epic b roll that will make your product videos stand out. Visual engineer @Steve Giralt shares his macro videography tips to help you create a cinematic product video. Are you a macro videographer? Share your tips or ask questions in the Comments section, below. We are always pleased to…
3 years ago
Shallow depth of field (DOF) is one of the visual effects that many photographers seek in their everyday photographs. To accomplish this, there is the grail quest for lenses with larger and…
3 years ago
As part of Macro Week at B&H Explora, I challenged myself to make landscape photographs “in macro.” I really did not have much of an idea what I was getting myself into, but it’s important to try new things, even if just for a short experiment. My idea was to…
3 years ago
Macro and close-up photographers often employ the technique of “focus stacking” to increase the depth of field in their images. While this is often done in a controlled studio environment with a sturdy tripod or support and sometimes the benefit of macro focusing rails, it is possible to use this technique out in the field armed only with a minimal amount of gear. Handheld focus stacking is…
3 years ago
Clay Bolt is a firm believer that our connection to nature begins at home. The natural history and conservation photographer has been fascinated with the world’s smaller creatures inhabiting his native South Carolina since youth. In 2009, his passion for local wildlife became the driving force behind the international photo project, Meet Your Neighbours. Together with Scottish photographer Niall…
3 years ago
The art of photographing the wristwatch is known as one of the most challenging aspects of still life photography. Between the relatively small size of the timepiece, reflective sapphire and acrylic crystals, shiny elements on the watch face, matte leather or nylon straps, etc., there are a multitude of surfaces…
3 years ago
Welcome to B&H Photo’s Macro Photo Week! From April 26-29, 2021, across all B&H's channels, you'll see new content and events about close-up and macro photography. You'll find invigorating chats with photographers who like to get up close and personal with their subjects, tutorials to sharpen your macro photo skills, and inspirational close-up photos. Find us on social media at #…
3 years ago
Going eye-to-eye with a praying mantis can be a trip and a half, but understandably, not everybody shares my enthusiasm for creepy crawlies. This doesn't mean you cannot enjoy the visual treats afforded by peering at everyday objects at life-size or greater magnifications. To illustrate my point, I pulled a half dozen spice jars out of my cupboard along with a few herbs from our spring garden and…
3 years ago
Continuing to round out its full-frame mirrorless system, Canon has just launched a trio of RF-mount prime lenses that contribute to this maturing and expanding system. Focusing on the long end of the focal length spectrum, Canon is introducing a fresh take on the popular 100mm f/2.8 macro
3 years ago
The term “macro photography” is most often defined as close-up photographs taken with macro lenses, but isn’t always the case. True, macro lenses are designed to deliver life-size photographs of small objects with sharp edge-to-edge detail, but macro lenses are not the only tools of the trade when it comes to going face…
3 years ago
Congratulations on the purchase of your macro photography gear—a world of discovery awaits you. Macro and extreme close-up photography are genres that truly foster a “new” way of seeing, and the goal of this article is to encourage those who own macro-capable gear to embrace the possibilities, to experiment, and to take more macro photos. Get deep with me, people—the contracted world of macro…