It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and you can see it everywhere. The colors of the leaves changes from green to brownish, yellowish or reddish tones. Dead leaves, chestnuts and acorns are laying on the ground and mushrooms are popping out of the soil. Ripe berries are hanging on the bushes and a few late blooming flowers are completing the scene. An ideal time for taking photographs.
Yesterday we have had our national holiday and beautiful sunny weather. That was a good opportunity to go out with my camera and my macro lens.
That place I went to isn’t big, but with a macro lens you can explorer many, many small and tiny details. Although you usually should use a tripod when taking marocs, I left mine at home. Instead I have had a beanbag with me, but it wasn’t that useful. The gras was too high to use it. I hope, the good weather condition continues for at least tomorrow, to go on that trip again. But, this time with my tripod.
A tripod is very important when taking macro photos, because of the tiny depth of field. Often the distance of less than a millimeter decides, if a photo is sharp or not. It’s nearly impossible to be a human stone. Every breath makes a movement and standing sturdy means slightly pumping movements of your muscles. All of that results in movement of the camera and can ruin a photo. Thus, use a sturdy place for you camera. This can be the ground, a beanbag or a tripod. Don’t forget to disable the stabilizer, in case your camera has one, because the stabilizer would try to work against a not existing camera movement and will ruin the photo, too. Use your camera remote or at least the self-timer, because any touch can also result in vibrations.