Sunday, August 05, 2007

Macro Pictures

Julie writes a great post on how to take great macro photos using pretty basic equipment. I'm definitely going to give this a go when we get our camera back from being repaired.

How to take great macro pictures without a lot of equipment

I receive frequent emails asking me how I take such nice close up (macro) product images for my reviews. As a result, I thought I would share some of my 'secrets' for macro photography. Some people think that if they buy the most expensive bazillion mega pixel DSLR camera on the market, that they will automatically become a professional photographer with the ability to take perfect shots. I've found that while good equipment is very important, you definitely do not have to spend $1000's dollars to get excellent results.

My equipment list...

Nikon Coolpix 8800 digital camera
Nikon Speedlight SB-600 External flash
A good place to work (your 'studio')
Poster board
Adobe Photoshop CS2