We'll be doing macro-photography this Sunday at Hong Kong Park. The park has many plants and insects that we can focus on and very cool weather under the trees. We'll meet at the escalator in Pacific Place Shopping Mall, Level 1 at 1.00 pm. To get to Pacific Place, take MTR to Admiralty, Exit C1. Then make your way to the escalators shown in the map.
Taking close-up pictures of small things is called "macro photography." With its emphasis on detail, pattern, and texture, macro photography can yield rewarding and unique results. Macro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size. How do we do that and what do we need?
What you need:
Point & Shoot Camera (Casio, Samsung, Sony, etc.)
Extension rings if you use a DSLR prime lens.(50mm or longer)
Any lens with Macro capability.
Speedlight or the built-in flash on your camera.
Flashlight (sometimes there's not enough natural light so you can light up your small subject with it.)