On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we return to the 2022 OPTIC Conference for two enjoyable and pragmatic segments about macro photography. While both photographers we speak with are well-rounded professionals, their not-so-secret joy is crawling around in gardens and woods, making beautiful close-up macro
Whether you're photographing frogs in the Amazon or insects in your backyard, in this B&H video, Sony Artisan Colby Brown shares his most important tips for photographing wildlife at a macro scale.
0:00 - Introduction
0:19 - Tip 1: Lens Type
0:55 - Tip 2: Off-Camera Flash
1:36 - Tip 3: Learn Your Subject
2:04 - Tip 4: Respect the Creatures
2:37 - Tip 5: Bug Spray
3:25 - Final Thoughts
Did you learn something new about macro wildlife photography? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Our guest on this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is food photographer Christina Peters, and we start with a discussion of Peters’ macro food photography. We learn about her work with medium and large format systems, including FUJIFILM cameras. We also explore focus stacking, tilt-shift lenses, and when and why she might choose her
Professional photographers Brett Wells and Derek Fahsbender critique macro photos, from flowers to insects. Their advice will give you inspiration on how to improve your macro photography.
Which of these photos sparked your interest? Share your comments on them, below.
Click here to watch Part 1 on gear and techniques.
Photographer and Sigma technology representative Brett Wells helps you take your macro photography to new dimensions, demonstrating his at-home setup, macro lenses, other accessories, and a great deal more.
Share your takeaways from this presentation in the Comments, below.
Click here to watch Brett Wells' critique in Part 2!
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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 will take a closer look (no pun intended) at reversing rings.
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 will take a closer look (no pun intended) at macro couplers.
When the weather isn’t cooperating, or when you don’t have a lot of time, there are still opportunities to take photos! Lisa Langell shares her creative photography ideas, taking you through the process from photographing to editing.
How do you find inspiration on a photoshoot that doesn’t go according to plan? Share your experiences with us in the Comments section, below.
Go behind the scenes with professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joey Terrill in his studio. This is your total macro photography guide, including information on finding ideas, gear, camera settings, depth of field, focus stacking, and more.
What subjects do you currently take macro photos of? Tell us about them, and your process, in the Comments section, below.
Want your water droplet photos to make a splash? Join Brian Linhoff and Jim Koepnick as they review your water droplet photos, from water splashes to refraction photos! Learn how to take better photographs for your next photoshoot!
Which photos caught your attention? And what tips did you pick up from Brian and Jim? Engage with us in the Comments, below!
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Wondering what to photograph while you’re at home? Join Brian Linhoff as he explains how to photograph water droplets, and shares additional information and tips on camera gear, settings, photo editing, and more!
Have you photographed water droplets or other subjects at home recently? Share your experiences with us in the Comments section, below!
Then watch Brian's photo critique in Part 2.
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It’s Food Photography Week here at B&H Photo, so our guests on this week’s B&H Photography Podcast are California-based food photographer Meika Ejaisi, and from her new studio in Boulder Colorado, Cherry Li of Cherry Food Photography. This isn’t the first food-centric show we’ve produced over the five-plus years we’ve been recording the
Eat what you photograph. Take this tip with a grain of salt: Do not eat too much or what you cannot stomach, but to photograph your subject, you need to know it well. Go to markets, grow vegetables, handle your ingredients, try new dishes, and of course, learn how to cook.
Use a Macro Lens
Food can be photographed in many ways, from many perspectives, but close-ups and sharp details will always be necessary, and a true 1:1 macro lens
Welcome to B&H Food Photography Week! Running from July 19-22, 2021, across all of B&H's channels, will be loads of new content and events about how to create amazing food photos—all you need to do is find a chef! You'll find inspiring presentations from top food photographers and creatives who share their secrets on making food photographs that look as great as the food tastes!
Find us on social media at #BHFoodPhotoWeek to share the table with your fellow foodies and food photographers!
To get more involved, tune into the live