Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, Normally we take photos of small objects and insects which we can’t see in detail with naked eyes. Special designed Macro lenses are used for this genre of photography to get optimised close-up and larger than life size photos of small objects for high reproduction ratios. Today i have decided to share some macro shots of dew droplets with some capturing guidance. Capturing dew drops is one of the best illustrated works of Macro Photography. These beautiful, shiny, delicate pearl like droplets bring out a refreshing and bright atmosphere to the morning day. Here is a collection of Expressive Macro Photography Of Dew. In this article i am also going to provide u a small tips and techniques to capture a perfect dew photograph.
Equipment you will need the following to capture Dew Droplet:
- Macro lens
- Flash (preferably off-camera)
- Dry mat (optional, but recommended!)
- Small daisy type flower about 2-3cm in diameter
- Nice heavy early morning dew on your grass 🙂
- Lots of patience 😉
Set your flash to E-TTL and Flash Exposure Compensation to its normal position (+1 FEC with the 430ex). Carefully set the mat down on the ground and kneel on it to spot an interesting dewdrop (preferably smaller than 2mm) or a group of dewdrops. Carefully place the flower about 2cm behind the drop in a vertical position and then find the dewdrop in the viewfinder. Rest the camera on your hand as low to the ground as you can. Take several pictures while moving the camera forward ever so slightly until you have photographed the entire focus range containing all of the dewdrops themselves and their respective refracted images. Make sure you keep the FOV the same throughout all the shots and do not rotate the camera while taking the photos. Finally You Have Done.