Thanks to Stephanie Adams for suggesting this week’s theme.
It’s time for another macro challenge! This week’s goal is to take a macro shot of anything found in nature: Plants, insects, rocks, or (small) wildlife could all be great choices. As long as it’s something found in nature, it’s fair game. As always, we love creative, out of the box ideas 🙂
A Note on Macro Photography
I realize that not everyone has access to a macro lens. If not, don’t worry about it: For this challenge, we won’t require any special equipment, nor are we going to worry about any strict rules about what exactly qualifies as a macro shot. Instead, I want everyone to find a natural subject, and get as close as your camera allows. A few thoughts / tips:
- If you happen to have a macro lens: Great! Use it.
- Some cameras or cell phones have a “macro mode” that lets you get closer to your subject.
- You can use an inexpensive “Clip On” macro adapter for your cell phone. Many are available for under $10.
- If you don’t have a macro lens, but are feeling adventuresome, you can try the “Reverse Lens” technique, which allows you to take macro shots by reversing your lens.
- Finally, if none of the above apply, you can still take great macro shots! Just zoom in your lens as far as it will go, and get as close as you can, while still staying in focus.
- Take a macro (or near macro) photo of anything you can find in nature.
- Post your photo during the week of Sunday, Mar 24 and Saturday, Mar 30.
- Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #2019photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.