Handheld Macro Photography

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There are situations where handheld macro photography works well. In this video, professional photographer Tony Sweet shows you this technique when shooting the hibiscus flower, whose structure has too much depth of field to capture overall image sharpness. Tony takes an abstract approach. With the 105 macro lens, he captures the flower’s interior through a slight blurry effect, allowing the colors to blend. With these kind of flower abstracts, he suggests using manual focus because autofocus can’t locate an edge. He recommends shooting multiple exposures, zooming in and out. The variety of images you can capture through handheld macro photography are pretty much unlimited.

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