Defintion of Macro Photography- Our Challenge

From: Lisa
Sent on: Saturday, September 19, 2009 10:39 AM
Hey Every one!

I just wanted to clarify what macro photography is, cuz i think it is being taken out of context.

This is the dictionary definition:

Definition: Macro photography is taking extremely close-up images of subjects. The technically correct definition would be to take an image at a 1:1 ratio but, in general usage, the term has come to mean any close-up photography.

Macro capable photography lenses are marked with magnification ratios such as 1:1 or 1:5. A 1:1 ratio means that the image would be the same size on film (negative) as in real life. A 1:5 ratio would mean that the subject would be 1/5 the size on film as it is in real life. Due to the small size of 35mm negatives and digital sensors, a 1:5 ratio is nearly life size when printed onto 4"x6" paper.


Also Known As: close-up photography

Challenge photos need to be in this format...I already have had to remove quite a few from different people, so go out, take close ups and have fun! ;)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend everyone! biggrin

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