Skip Nav
Tech Tips
Why You Must Clean Your Earbuds ASAP — and How
Humor
This Facebook Account Is Dedicated to Every Single Instagram Boyfriend Out There
Geek Culture
28 Harry Potter Pumpkin Stencils to Make Your Halloween More Spectacular

National Photography Month Photo Tip of the Day

Photography Tip: Move In Close, but Don't Forget the Macro!

Ever left wondering why your up-close-and-personal shots of your babies, pets, or objects are blurry while the background is in focus? Wonder no more! Zooming in and focusing on an object can result in some amazing images, but only if your camera's settings are optimized. Beginners can easily start shooting in close focus by shifting their camera to the Macro mode. Macro allows you to get as close as 10 cm from your subject, with some prosumer grade cameras getting in as tight as 2 cm. You'll know your Macro settings by the flower symbol on your camera.

May is National Photography Month, and in honor of the occasion I'm serving up a different photography tip, trick, hack, or app every weekday in May, so please share your successful shots! Our Cool Capture group is not only a place to post your favorite pics, but you could also win a CanvasPop Print in our Cool Capture contest. Snap on!

Source: Flickr user Corey Ann

arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
love this tip! the macro setting on my leica is my best friend :]
franciepants franciepants 7 years
Really liking these posts....keep them coming!
2017 National Geographic Nature Photography Contest Pictures
Photos Show Both Sides of Postpartum Depression
Mom Gives Birth While Battling Breast Cancer
How to Properly Clean Your Smartphone
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds