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Nature Tales issue #28 -- Macro Photography
November 07, 2008

Tips and Tricks For Taking The Best Nature and Flower Pictures You Have Ever Taken


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November 7, 2008 Issue #28

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Table of Contents:
  • Photo Tip - Introducing Macro Photography

  • Wisdom Flash - Sonia Choquette - Your Intuitive Voice

  • Nature and Flower Pictures - What's New

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Introducing Macro Phogography

What exactly is Macro Photography? Macro photography refers to a form of focus really. You can find many articles on the technical terminology of macro photography.

But you know me, I prefer having fun with my photos. Fortunately in this age of digital photography, macro is accomplished by the simple press of a button. It's that little button with a flower symbol over it.

Macro photography is close up photography. The main subject in the photo is clear while everything else is blurred. Now this is where it can get fun.

Confused Macro Images

Even though digital cameras make it easier to choose a macro setting, there are a few pointers that will help in taking the picture you really want. Click the thumbnails of these pictures to see what happens when you take pictures with no thought as to subject or composition. If you allow your camera to do all of your thinking for you, you may be surprised at what subject your camera thinks it is aiming at. Do cameras think?

See you next time when we explore tip number one - Are Tripods really necessary?. Read the entire Macro Photography article here and enjoy some examples of roses used this setting.

Wisdom Flash - Sonia Choquette

I've been a fan of Sonia Choquette for a long time. I have been reading her newest book "The Answer is Simple...Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit" and I have to say that it has stirred quite a few memories in me.

She talks about our creative selves at one point. "Being creative can be as simple as baking a cake." Or in our case taking pictures of nature:)

Sit back, turn on your speakers and let Sonia take you on a musical, calming ride to Your Intuitive Voice. Your intuitive voice is that wee small voice that nudges you into creative action.

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What's New?

Site updates are still in progress. This week

  • Flower Art gets a whole new look. Explore some beautiful digital flower art to decorate your halls.

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