7. Creative macro technique, off-board lighting

One of the key features of a quality photographer is following the trend. You may shoot tons of great images, but if they don’t align with current trend, likely they will not have an appropriate impact on the audience. What is worth to shoot and which are time-wasting objects, will be one of my future topics, but for now, let’s have a look at the popular macro photography trends. The traditional macro images, where framing a goby on the nice hard coral structures with perfect lighting and attractive composition are gone. Unless you come by a very special sight, you will not generate a “wow” effect without a significant portion of creativity. You wanna play with your camera settings, angle, lighting, adding movement, etc. While there is a number of creative approaches, in this issue of Making of, I will focus on playing with the external light source.


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