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Extreme Close-Ups


    Key Points to Remember

    • Use of the macro function (flower icon) on your camera will allow the lens to focus closer to your subjects. Refer to your owner?s manual for specs on how close your subject can be from the lens.
    • If you have a zoom lens, make sure the lens is extended out to ?zoom in? on your subject.
    • For DSLR shooters who may not have marco settings, zoom in as close as possible with your zoom lens then crop your image in Photoshop to show closer details if needed.
    • Turn your flash ?off? for accurate color and to preserve the control of your lighting set up.
    • Set the camera?s white balance to ?tungsten? and use 2-3 200watt soft white lightbulbs to light your set.
    • To avoid camera shake and blurry images, use a tripod, activate the self timer function, prefocus with the shutter release button, wait for the focus confirmation (either green light or audible beep), and use a tripod, along with the camera?s self timer function.
    • Bracket your exposures with exposure compensation, and shoot with the tungsten white balance setting.

    Example Images