What is macro photography? Macro photography is photography of living creatures and small objects, usually of living organisms such as insects, where the size of the object in the photo is much greater than the normal life size. The advantage of this type of photography is that it usually yields good images at all distances, but the small size of the object requires a closer camera angle. A good macro image can be made with any lens, and is achieved when the focus of the lens is directly on the object, so that everything appears as though it is part of a picture.
In macro photography there are a few tricks you can use to make the most of your shots. When you are composing your image, always try to create the maximum amount of detail by focusing on as many details as possible in the foreground area of your frame, whilst minimizing the background. This is done by making sure that the focal point is clearly defined in the foreground, and that all other elements are as close to that as possible. The best way to do this is to have your camera set up for mechanical focus (manual) focusing, by selecting a manual focus feature, and then practicing with the image until the focus is logical and easy to achieve. You can then move onto mechanical auto focus if you prefer.
Macro photography can be an extremely fun hobby, because not only is it relatively easy to get good images, but you can also tell from your photograph whether or not the environment or props are truly perfect for such a large and close up photograph. I love capturing natural landscapes, because the smallest details can really add to the grandeur of a photograph. I really enjoy photographing my fish friends too, because even the smallest things can sometimes reveal the true beauty of what is going on. I hope these tips have been helpful to you in your macro photography adventures.