• Tuesday , 25 February 2020

Advanced Photography: Macro | Field Craft

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In this video, Ross shares some valuable insider tips on the field craft required for macro photography, including finding the right subject, setting up a shot, focusing, shooting hand-held and much more.

Join award-winning macro and wildlife photographer Ross Hoddinott for a three-part guide to improving your close-up photography skills. Ross offers a comprehensive introduction to macro photography, including top tips for working in the field, kit recommendations, composition guidance and camera settings. Featuring multiple examples of Ross’s incredible shots, this series provides the inspiration and advice you’ll need to take your macro shooting to the next level.

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24 Comments

  1. nam mangxa
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    what lens was use in video sir?

  2. zvxcvxcz
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    +Wex Photo Video Yep, this one is much more like my experience with insects than the other video of yours I just saw. Sigma 180mm has been awesome for me, f/2.8, IS, good working distance, razor sharp.

  3. Skill Ayurveda
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Which is best macro lens for canon ?

  4. DIY Photography
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    nice video

  5. Niven A. Nolte
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Thank you.

  6. pete draper
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Wex Photo Viveo. I have to say that I am enjoying this series on macro photography. Until a couple of weeks ago I used a Nikon D500 + Sigma 180mm f2.8 OS macro lens. It was a big heavy beast, too unweildy to handhold really: but marvellous on a tripod. I've now changed to a Sony A7III + Sony 90mm f2.8 macro and it is so much easier to use. I also had (but swapped it at the same time as my D500) an Olympus EM1 mark II, another brilliant bit of kit for macro. It has in camera focus stacking and focus bracketing and the marvellous Pro Capture.

  7. Jasper Martin
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    So at what point do you use flashes and diffusers? Here you're with just a camera and lens

  8. Dominick Santora
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    I just bought a macro lens, with a ring flash. My first outing, I chased around a butterfly in a local park. Never got a good photo, but boy, the looks people were giving me. LOL.

  9. Simon Walter
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Thanks a lot, Ross. Great video. Did you get the shot the next morning?

  10. Lee Pulham
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Why are people concerned with what f stop iso speed for, because they will never be In the same situation so all the setting will not be the same.

  11. Todd Finoch
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    I use a mono pod for stabilization. I find it nice when I cannot setup a tripod.

  12. Chuck Norris
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    As others have said, f/stops, ISOs and shutter speeds would have been nice. I reckon some of those examples are focus stacked or with f/11 or f/8

  13. Houcine Sinaceur
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Very helpful tkx

  14. Lawrence Rogers
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    It would have been nice if you had given us some more technical info. F stops, shutter speed and what lens to use. Field craft tips are important but you mainly concentrated on the colder temperature aspects, which can be limiting. Most Insects are very active and probably more interesting than Common Blues. I also noticed that you only took one shot of your subject. Can you give tips on focus as depth of field is critical and I definitely take more than one shot and then pick out the best one. How can I improve? I am not expecting a reply as you haven't reacted to the previous comments so I will just keep my fingers crossed and carry on photographing Insects and rely on experience.

  15. R C
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    What was your shutter speed, aperture ans ISO?

  16. Julian Lee Ritchie
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    What lens was used pls

  17. Todd Tucker
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    For an "advanced" video I thought you would have mentioned shutter speed needed to shoot hand held and get a sharp image.

  18. ltcell
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    I'm new to macro, but I've fallen in love. Pre focusing is brilliant! Not sure why it never occurred to me, but I appreciate the tip all the same. Cheers!

  19. Shivang Anand
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    what about close up filters?e.g opteka 10x hd 52mm on 50mm 1.8..with nikon d750

  20. Don smith
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Brilliant video ! Thanx !

  21. Justin Shnieder
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    I would really like to know what Ross's camera settings were.

  22. Kathryn J
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Thank you so much for this post.  I am a beginner, but insects and macro photography is what I'm most drawn to and the macro lens is on my saving up for wish list!  One question: with hand held macro, do you find the image stabilisation lenses are preferable or can you still achieve good hand held shots without the IS feature?

  23. Patrick Pohlmann
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Well made video!

  24. RAMI AL DAHMOUS
    January 16, 2019 at 08:23

    Nice and good vedio

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