What is macro photography?

Macro photography is the art of capturing extreme close-up shots of tiny objects. It’s all about showing the minute details of a subject that reveals (in detail) what the naked eye can’t possibly see. Think of it as putting your subject under a microscope, only this time, with a camera and a dedicated lens for the job.

© A Minuscular World with the Daguerreotype Achromat

This type of photography is great for showcasing different details like texture, patterns, details, and colors. Some Lomography lenses that can be used for macro photography include the Daguerreotype Achromat (when put on in reverse), and the Neptune Art Lens using its reverse macro adapters. You can also use our M-Mount adapters with their close up function to give you even more options!

Macro photography with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens and macro adapter. © Lomography

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