How to Shoot Close-Up and Macro Photography with your Smart Phones

How to Shoot Close-Up and Macro Photography with your Smart Phones

Macro Photography with your smartphone
Macro Photography with your smartphone

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Macro photography simply means taking pictures at extremely close ranges, often of small subjects. These kinds of photos allow you to see details that you’d never pick up with the naked eye, revealing complexity and textures that normally go unnoticed.

I Have Shooting Macro for the past 2 Years , And this helped me to get into the world of insects and wildlife , I always had a dream to have a big space for just wildlife.So my journey started from my Smart Phone {My First One }.

Normally, smartphone cameras can only focus on something three or four inches away from the lens — what you’d probably call a closeup. Move any closer, and things start to get really blurry. To overcome this, you’ll need to use either use hardware (a lens), software (an app) or both. Let’s take a look at the options available.

bee on a bath
bee on a bath

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Lenses

One of the easiest ways to take good macro photos is to get a clip-on lens, like 3 in 1 lens. Install the lens, and you’ll be able to immediately get a much more detailed shot than you would otherwise, shooting from a distance of about 1.5 centimetres with a 3x magnification.

Macro Photography with Mobile Phone
Macro Photography with Mobile Phone

Get Some Gear

If you’re going to take macro images, there is no way around adding a third-party attachment lens or using an app to get really close. The iPhone, for instance, doesn’t come with a macro setting in its native camera, so you will have to download an app that has that macro feature built in, or a third-party attachment lens that safely slips on over top of your smartphone. The types of lenses and their capabilities vary greatly — from various macros to wide angle, fisheye and telephoto — so look for something that best suits your particular needs and give it a whirl. You might even want to try an app and a lens separately to see which one you like better. Typically, an app costs far less and accomplishes the same thing, but again, it’s up to you.

Tripod and Remote Shutter

One thing you will notice about macro photography is that it is very unforgiving. Any kind of movement while you are taking a picture and you are going to get blurry results. If you’ve had too much caffeine or you simply can’t stay perfectly still, it’s time to get a tripod.

Macro with Iphone 6
Macro with Iphone 6

Manual Mode

One important aspect of macro photography is focus. Your smartphone camera usually wants to focus itself, so you are going to have to take it out of auto mode and into manual mode where you will lock the focus on precisely the area you want to highlight, the very specific part of your image you want to stand out. In auto mode, your camera doesn’t know where you want it to focus. It’s a smartphone, but it’s not that smart (yet). So just tap and hold to lock your focus where you want it before taking the picture.

Go Macro

Go ahead, practice and get hooked on macro photography. It can be very addicting, especially when you are making new discoveries with each and every shot — finding those details you might not have known existed before or perhaps it’s just a cool new way of looking at something you see everyday, in an entirely different light.

Moment Macro - When You See the World in your Way
Moment Macro – When You See the World in your Way

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5 Android Camera Apps for Macro Photography

 #1.Photo Wonder

Photo Wonder is a nearly perfect camera app from Baidu Inc. The color is crisp and true to your actual light without grabbing an orange or ‘dirty’ cast like other camera apps. It has a great zoom feature that allows you to get even closer than the example photo. It’s fast to load, quick to capture and has one click saving and sharing to social networks all in one screen. Photo Wonder also comes with 7 filters, editing screen with classic edits and special effects (including funny stickers, props etc), a review screen and a collage featurePhoto Wonder is like several apps in one.Down side: I’d like to see more filters, but the 7 they do offer are varied and useful such as a soft Elegant, Vintage, HDR, etc.It is Totally free to Use.

#2.Fx Camera

FxCamera, from ymst, offers what first appears to be a very simple interface with just 5 filters. However, it gains the number two spot in my list not only for it’s sharp focus and accurate exposure, but also because those 5 filters are just the categories for over 25 other sub-filters. The range is fantastic: from fish eye to reflection to comic book. Down side: Needs more stability during a shot to get the perfect focus. It is Totally Free to Use.

Shot with Iphone 6
Shot with Iphone 6

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Start Your Journey Today so that you will become a Most Renowned Macro Photographer Tomorrow.

Enjoy Macroing!

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