Are you running a bit short of macro/closeup ideas? We don’t have our fields of flowers nor the many butterflies and other insect subjects so readily found at other times of the year.
Not to worry, as there are still some interesting subject matter out there, and it’s also a perfect time to do some photography indoors.
First, outdoors look closely for man made items, especially around construction sites. Graffiti on walls and buildings, and cropped creatively can prove interesting, Use your processing software to further enhance to subject.
Do you have a shooting area in your home to shoot closeup subjects? Setting one up is easy. The needs are lighting (window, diffused flash, lamp light etc), some white reflectors, mirrors, background material (cloth, foam core etc), tripod and subjects. If you can’t find usable items around the home two great places are “Hobby Lobby” and “The Christmas Tree” shops. They always have a treasure trove of items worth photographing.Macro/closeup photography is all about how you see your subject and a degree of imagination. Post processing can change the image into art.
The Photographers Connection’s Macro-Closeup class April 23rd 2016 will be a great place to see and photograph a wide variety of interesting subjects and at the same time learn about how to select, compose and expose them correctly. More details on the Photographers Connection web site.
This is a good season for macro-closeup photography.