Macro Photography is defined as taking pictures of objects with ratio of 1:1 or larger. Meaning an object will appear life size or larger on the frame of the camera. In simpler words, you can take close up pictures at actual size. Macro Photography is very rewarding in terms of the unusual exciting images you get.
This is an applied part of photography. Macro Photography has many applications in many fields like dental photography, jewellery photography, forensic work, biology and zoology requirements etc.
Macro Photography has some special characteristics from normal photography. The lightning requirement in macro photography is somewhat different from normal photography. As the lens is very close to the subject the subject would be in dark. Artificial lighting is also an area which is must to master in almost every macro image. Other areas like composition, shutter speed, aperture etc all are relevant issues in macro photography.
The lenses and flashes are somewhat different from other routine photography equipment. There are special tripods, bellows and tubes for capturing macro images. I will talk in detail about these methodology, equipment, techniques and tips related to macro photography on this site.
Macro Photography can take you into the unnoticed and unseen world to capture beautiful images. With the advent of digital photography, macro photography has become more advanced. New lenses, digital flashes and immediate preview has made it easier for beginners to step in this area.