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Old 06-10-2010, 18:45   #1 (permalink)
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Ive just bought SH a Nikon 105 2.8 vr mainly for portraiture etc however i would like to dabble in macro so any pointers on where to start greatly appreciated apart from finding some well dodgy spiders Im using a D300
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Re: macro help

I'd recommend flowers - bought or in the garden and then experiment with various distances and apertures. Gives you an idea of how to achieve the most from bugs but under more controllable circumstances and without having to contort yourself to get the shots!
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Re: macro help

Also have a read of Marcin's Macro Tutorial.
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Re: macro help

Ive just been playing so far im impressed good tut thanks as well
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Re: macro help

Yep recommend the flower approach. Also if you are to move on to bugs at some point, you'll likely need to use some form of flash, unless they are very stationary and you can shoot with small apertures on that VR lens for good dof. Experimenting with toning down/diffusing a flash on the flower is also a good start.

Marcins tutorials are definitely worth a read. That and practice!

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