Photographing little things and making them look big...

Macro photography (or photomacrography or macrography, and sometimes macrophotography), is extreme close up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size and is something I have never been a fan of.

I have always rightly or wrongly associated Macro with images of insects and flowers etc. Who wants to see images of fearsome looking spiders up close? Not me, nightmares guaranteed.

However I have found myself at Weddings struggling to get close enough with things like ring shots and other little details. It's all well and good with today's camera technology offering the ability to crop heavily and still produce quality images but cropping heavily has never been my style as I tend to shoot quite tight anyway. So against my better judgement a few weeks ago and after doing a bit of research on the best option for me, I purchased a new macro lens. 

The holiday period has given me a chance to play with the new lens and practice before using it on any over our customers shoots. Pretty pleased with it so far and I am sure it will come in useful for the work we have planned for it.

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Our first attempt at using the new lens.

Our first attempt at using the new lens.

And another..

And another..

We are looking forward to seeing what results this will give us over the next few months.