macro photography

Close Up Photographer of the Year shares gorgeous photos of “two of a kind”

Feb 8, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Close Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) shared its last year’s winners in late 2021. And while we wait for the 2022 winners – there’s…

Award winning macro photographer opens can of worms in bug drug drama

Dec 2, 2021
Alex Baker

The photographer who won the 2021 Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year Award has been vilified on social media for his apparently unethical methods to…

Laowa’s new 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO boasts to be the world’s smallest 2x full-frame macro lens

Nov 29, 2021
John Aldred

Venus Optics has just announced their new Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. They claim that it’s the world’s…

Tips for shooting close up fungi images

Nov 12, 2021
Alex Baker

Autumn is a magical time of year and a great opportunity to get outside and go looking for those amazing organisms called fungi. This video…

How-to: Fast focus stacking for food and drink photography

Oct 25, 2021
Alex Baker

When you’re shooting close-ups or macro you often find yourself at f/16 and still not getting enough depth of field. So that’s when focus stacking…

Winners of the Close up Photographer of the Year 2021 announced

Oct 21, 2021
Alex Baker

A collage image of dead insects found inside a light fixture has won the title of Close up Photographer of the Year 2021. The image…

Fast Stacker 2.0 is an automated focusing rail for macro photos you can build yourself for $180

Oct 6, 2021
John Aldred

Macro is a whole lot of fun, especially if you have a macro rail that lets you rack the camera to shoot a bunch of…

Nikon Small World 2021 winners announced: Small in size, but big in beauty

Sep 14, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Nikon Small World is one of those contests that let us see just how much beauty can be hidden even in the tiniest of objects….

Up Close with the Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

Sep 7, 2021
Michael Sladek

One of my favorite ways to create more interesting photos is to get closer to the subject and fill the frame, eliminating or reducing background…

These 3D printed variable extension tubes let you shoot macro with EF lenses on Sony E cameras

Sep 1, 2021
John Aldred

Macro is always a popular photography subject. Even if it’s not something you shoot all the time, it’s something that pretty much all of us…