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Photography Basics: Getting The Best Small Picture Shot

 

When someone is photographing something, there are many things that they need to worry of, in order to get the right picture. The focus, positioning, as well as lighting are all important during the picture, so you have many things you need to take care of before you take the picture. A difficulty for many people, understandably, is photographing small objects. Whether this be for an ebay ad, small plates of food, or other insect pictures, many times call for small photography. Here are three tips in getting the best small picture shot, in order to scale it to size for whatever need you have.

 

Three Tips On Getting The Best “Macro Shot”

 

When you photograph smaller things, in order to make them appear bigger in the photo, you are doing what is called “macro” photography. Macro photography is best for representing smaller photos, into larger life size pictures. These are three tips in doing such a thing.

 

  1. Camera Setup- While it impossible to explain each camera’s setting properties, most cameras run like in their set up for macro pictures. For compact cameras, according to wikihow.com/photographingsmallthings, this setting is represented as a flower icon. This mode does not work for SLR digital cameras, however, as this will actually work in the opposite way, and the picture will not be focused in. The best cameras are those attached to tripods, as they can be focused in without any interruption.
  2. Have A Solid Background- The background of the picture should not be cluttered or any pattern that is not a solid color. The background should be a neutral color, with white being the best option, though you can also use grey and black colors. The background should be completely clear off anything that may interfere with the shot. If you have trouble finding a backdrop, using a poster board that is bent inwards is a good option for a background.
  3. Take The Picture- When you have a background picked out, and you have set your camera up accordingly, it is time to take the shot. Center in as best as you can on the item or object, making sure to get as little of the background as possible. Some cameras have medium and high settings, if they have this option, select the highest output. This will make it a better resolution, which will give the picture a better definition. Once you have the focus set in you can take the shot. You should aim for 5-10 pictures, so you get better pictures, alternating the angles with each shot.