I Want to Learn Macro Photography!

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.

tamron lens

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

extension tubes

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

extenstion tubes

extension tubes

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.


  1. says

    I would say you have a good ‘handle’ on macro shots! They are awesome! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with Camera Critters ^_^

  2. says

    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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