Macro Photography Tutorial: What is Macro Photography?


Here’s a free lesson from the Photography Masterclass. Sam Shimizu-Jones and I got together to chat about the concept of macro photography.

What is macro photography? Macro photography is a really cool type of photography where you are able to focus on a subject very close to your lens. This makes them seem ‘larger than life.’ Be it a bug or flower, macro photography allows us to see the minute details.

One definition of macro photography states that it is when the subject is actually bigger the size on the camera sensor. Macro lenses have a unique ability to focus closely on a subject and magnify it to larger than life.


ps. Enroll in the free Long Exposure Photography Mini-Course.