Tips on Macro Photography – Nominees and Winner!

 

Our readers got closer to the action and shared their pictures for the theme ‘Tips on Macro Photography’. From minute insects to colourful patterns, we got a number of interesting images and tips from you.

The winning photograph has been featured in the October 2014 issue of Better Photography!

Honourable Mentions

Photograph/Sandip Taware

Photograph/Sandip Taware

Photograph/Pushkar Achyute

Photograph/Pushkar Achyute

Photograph/Kalesh Sadasivan

Photograph/Kalesh Sadasivan

Photograph/Karthikeyan S

Photograph/Karthikeyan S

Photograph/Karthikeyan S

Photograph/Karthikeyan S

Photograph/Pushkar Achyute

Photograph/Pushkar Achyute

Photograph/Pratik Pradhan

Photograph/Pratik Pradhan

Photograph/Seema Swami

Photograph/Seema Swami

Photograph/Sarasij Chakraborty

Photograph/Sarasij Chakraborty

Photograph/Kalesh Sadasivan

Photograph/Kalesh Sadasivan

Photograph/Rizwan Ashraf

Photograph/Rizwan Ashraf

Photograph/Snaden Hnahthel

Photograph/Snaden Hnahthel

Photograph/Ripan Biswas

Photograph/Ripan Biswas

Photograph/Goutam Som

Photograph/Goutam Som

Photograph/Shailendra Rawat

Photograph/Shailendra Rawat

Photograph/Avinash Chandra Little

Photograph/Avinash Chandra Little

Photograph/Ajay Parmar

Photograph/Ajay Parmar

And the Winner Is…

Photograph/Suchandan Bhowmick

Photograph/Suchandan Bhowmick

“The reason why I like this image is due to the diverse hues in this photograph, which give the photograph a very fresh feel. It also reminds me of my vibrant and colorful childhood. I remember how I used to love the chocolate Gems as a child, so I tried to show that innocent cheerfulness in this photograph.

I shot this image at home using an artificial light source. I had to use some props and materials like transparent glass and glycerin to capture the photograph. I put the glass over the bowl of gems and sprayed glycerin on a glass surface. I made sure to maintain the clarity of glycerin drops to capture the vivacity of the colours.

I also preferred to use manual focus as it let me get closer to the subject. A tripod and remote shutter release was also needed to get a sharper photograph. A really important tip to getting a clear macro photograph is to make sure that your subject is parallel to the sensor. Positioning yourself in such a way will increase the possibility of making a sharp photograph.”

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f/25
Shutterspeed: 1/125sec
ISO: 100

The winner of this contest, Suchandan Bhowmick, gets BP’s collector’s edition Secrets of Shooting 12 Pocket Guide set.

 

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