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Your Own Macro Studio

Do you want to shoot great macro photos, but the results always look boring? Well, keep on reading. Do not expect that I will show you how to build a real studio, but read on.

Photo by paulm99

To make it easy, I thought i would be great to have an “available-light-studio” with daylight only. Here is the list what you need for great macro shoots:

  • a camera
  • a macro ring, macro lens or a camera bellows, to make the macro shoots
  • a tripod
  • a big window
  • a reflector
  • coloured paper

The light falls through the window onto the motif and reflector, the reflector illuminates the motif to avoid hard shadows.

Photo by paulm99

For better result you can use the coloured paper underneath your motif (all you can see in your viewfinder). With the paper you can increase the atmosphere but also create a contrast.

Photo by paulm99
Photo by paulm99

You do not need to follow any rules, but try to shoot the essential of your motif.

The whole album can be found here.
So have fun to try it out!

written by paulm99 and translated by tesatscad


  1. adi_totp


    great! @ping-junior look at this :D

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  2. paulm99


    @adi_totp thanks :)

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  3. stonerfairy


    This is good!

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