How to do amazing pics with your iPhone Macro Lens

How to do amazing pics with your iPhone Macro Lens

 

How to take amazing pics with your iPhone Macro Lens by @Myriam40a

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My passion for macro photography started just two months ago when I discovered Severine’s (aka @sevrinou, co-founder of the tag #irox_macro) stream. I literally fell in love with her gallery. I found her pictures’ beautiful compositions and breathtaking colours quite moving and they really motivated me to do some  macro photography myself. And after two months, my interest in “macro works” is still alive! It’s amazing how this small accessory, this simple lens can produce such amazing effects! So let’s talk about this micro “Macro Lens”!

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The Macro Lens is part of a kit of lenses I ordered for around fifty dollars from Photo Jojo one of the best e-commerce site. The kit contains a Wide Angle, a Telephoto, a Fisheye and a Macro Lens. It also contains several magnetic rings, providing a sturdy, shake-free hold between the lens and the phone camera.

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To shoot pics with the Macro Lens, you’ll have to get as close as you can, about half an inch or one centimeter from the subject. Only a small part of this subject will be sharp and everything else will remain “blurry”. It is very important to find very small subjects. The smaller the subject is, the sharper the shot will be.

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A steady hand is essential

When you use the macro lens, the slightest movement is magnified and makes pictures blurred. That’s why it difficult to photograph moving insects or any other subject that lives outside. The wind makes the task much more complicated. Macro photography requires infinite dedication, good skills and of course passion and patience ! Either to chase the best insect, or find the perfect angle, or to wait for a playful breeze. Quite often, you may need to stand in strange positions to capture that tiny ant that keeps moving around. Sometimes you will also have to keep children away from your “working place”, in order to avoid possible and unexpected discomfort.

How to shoot a droplet of water with “flowers reflecting inside”.

You just have to follow some simple tips and tricks. Especially, if it’s windy outside and the flower you absolutely want to capture won’t stop moving.

So why not photograph it at home? You might say: “because there is no morning dew inside!!” Ok, you’re right! But in this case, here’s another tip: pick up a few blades of grass and spray them with a mist of mineral water.

This will produce amazing water droplets which will look the same as morning dew droplets.

At this point, simply place the subject in a way that allows you to see its reflection in one or more water droplet(s). Generally, the flower must be placed behind the wet grass blades, but if you forgot your patience in your garden, please, go and get it, because even if we made it easier, you’ll still need it, in order to finalize this project.

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There are tons of ways to have fun with macro photography but personally, I love playing with water. Have you ever tried to put a blade of grass or other vegetation into a glass of sparkling water? I’ve tried and I can assure you that it’s very interesting! Try it yourself.

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You can also try to shoot a reflection in a water bubble by placing a picture/image below the glass of the bottle or glass. That’s a technique I used in some of my pics you can find here below. I even tried with poker cards and the result is pretty amazing! See this amazing heart!

As you can see there are many possibilities in macro photography. 

You just have to let your creativity flow, be patient and have time for youself and your macro lens !!

You’re sure to have hours of fun!! I hope I’ve encouraged some of you to give macro photography a go (I should be on commission: D) or I hope this has at least answered some of those questions I often get asked on my stream.

If this article has inspired you, I suggest you to use the tag #inspired_by_myriam40a, so I can see,, like and comment on your photos!

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@myriam40a

( Myriam is also @IgersFrance ManIger , check  Instagramers France blog too!)

Thanks very much to Richard Gray @rugfoot for his precious help in a correct translation.

 


6 Comments

  1. Fabulous Myriam! Shared on my FB page!

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    • Thanks a lot, for the nice feedback and for your support Nicky!! Muche appreciated! 😉

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  3. Great post Myriam! Love macro photography with the iPhone ;o)

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