I Want to Learn Macro Photography!

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Macro photography is a hobby that I have been wanting to learn for a while now.

I don’t know what it is, but I love seeing the close up pictures showing the detail in a bugs eye, water droplet or a flower.  I think I like seeing the beauty of little things that can’t otherwise be seen so easily.

I have been saving for a Macro Lens, but the one I want is pretty expensive.  To bide my time, I just ordered a set of extension tubes and they came in yesterday!  I played around with them for a bit, but it will take a little getting used to.

With the extension tubes on, your lens loses it’s autofocus ability, so that will take some time to learn.  Here is a picture of my son’s bearded dragon, Spike with and without the extension tubes to give you a bit of the difference they can make. (you can right click and view image to see it bigger)

This image is with a Tamron 70-300 tele-macro lens only.  Not a true macro lens, but it’s the closest I have to one.

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This image is using the same Tamron lens, but with a $10 Extension Tube Set from Amazon.com.  Not too bad!

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Here are a couple more pictures I took while playing around outside.

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I’m thinking it the extension tubes are pretty cool, but I will eventually want to get the super macro lens that I have my eye on.  What can I say, I like little things.

I do have a blog where I like to post the pictures I’ve taken.  It’s not professional at all, it’s just a hobby that I enjoy.  You can check it out if you like at mommystudio.com.



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16 thoughts on “I Want to Learn Macro Photography!

  • October 1, 2011 at 11:00 am
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    I need to start looking around for a true macro lens too. I love the details of everything I see in the world.

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  • October 1, 2011 at 11:38 am
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    I would say you have a good ‘handle’ on macro shots! They are awesome! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with Camera Critters ^_^

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  • October 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm
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    You have a very nice macro shot. mee too ive been wanting to learn macro shot using the simple lenses i have.

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  • October 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm
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    Beautiful shots and colours. My little camera is so easy to carry around I hate to give it up. But if I did, I could get some better shots. Something to think about. – Margy

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  • October 2, 2011 at 11:24 am
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    The pictures came out very well ! Love the little dragon !

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  • October 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm
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    Great phots! I am saving up for a macro lens too! Spike is a hansome guy. We have a 10 year Beardie.

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    • October 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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      I hope Spike can be around for that long! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  • October 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm
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    your photos are beautiful! I would love to get a dslr and some nice lenses someday, close-ups and landscapes are my favorite:)

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