For a photographer, macro photography might be the perfect “rainy day” activity. Once you discover close-up photos of things, you realize that everything can be turned into a photograph, especially on the macro level.
So, with so many “everythings” out there to shoot, what should you train your macro lens on?
I decided to challenge myself by taking photographs of the contents of my camera bag. The end pocket of my Domke J-2 Journalist shoulder bag is filled with things that I need out in the field (and one good-luck charm). None of the contents are especially photogenic on their own, but I wanted to see if I could make them beautiful through the use of a macro lens.
So, the next time the weather isn’t cooperating and you want to still make some great photos, stay inside, grab some snacks, break out your macro lens, empty your camera bag, and take photos of what is inside!
Anything can be a macro subject!
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Fun project. You've got me interested in macro.
Is that system plug-and-play or do I need other parts?
Plug-and-play. Kind of. You'll definitely want to mount that on a tripod and, of course, a camera goes on one end and a lens (preferably a macro lens) goes on the other.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your bellows!