These Macro Photography Ideas Will Keep You Creative This Summer

With the heat rising, you might not want to head out of your home. But don’t let that stop you from continuing your photography. It’s time to go small or go macro, while staying indoors. Use this time to your advantage to break away from the usual macro subjects such as flowers, bugs, etc. While these make great macro subjects, they are not at all unique anymore. You can just start from your kitchen, which is treasure of amazing macro subjects such as appliances, silverware, glasses, etc along with food and liquids. Just grab a notebook and start writing down ideas while opening drawers. You’ll be surprised how many great photography opportunities you will discover once you go looking. Just go everywhere from kitchen to bathroom. Even a shampoo bottle or a razor can become great macro subjects. Let us share some similar ideas for you to explore. These Macro Photography Ideas Will Keep You Creative This Summer. Check them out!

Before you start, try to come up with a theme or a location you want to explore. You can browse internet for a short while to see what subjects other photographers are choosing but try not to copy or be too inspired by them. Usually, such search will lead you to different themes and ideas. Try to learn more about the lighting and compositions from these searches. Having said that, do play with the lighting yourself, to get that unique shot. Try to come up with a few different ways to light your subjects. Since you are in a controlled environment, you can easily change the direction or size of your light source. Playing with shadows and highlight can produce interesting results too. Also, you can easily create a small lightbox for a clean, bright white background. Now try the following subjects to begin with:

Kitchen

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As mentioned before, kitchen is treasure chest for macro photography subjects. You can use cutlery, knives, forks and spoons as subjects along with different glasses and appliances. Try to arrange them in different shapes and patterns against various backgrounds.

Food and Liquids

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Everything edible in you home from ingredients to fruits are great macro subjects. Most food and liquids are rich in colour and texture which makes your photographs much more interesting. Try shooting various ingredients from sugar to spices while placing them in interesting patterns. You can place various fruits and liquids against a lightbox. Try placing fruits and vegetables in different colour patterns too. You can also cut them into small slices to explore more interesting textures. You can fill the glasses with colored liquids or water for even more creative images.

Water Droplets

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This one of the most amazing and classic technique. You can numerous examples of such photographs online. Still since, it is very creative subject, it will be worth your time if you try this. Just be creative and find your water on unusual surfaces like a wire fence or a cobweb for unique pictures. Early morning dew makes almost any subject magical. In the spring or fall, your can look for frost instead of dew.

Glass

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Close ups of fine crystal glassware offer great pictures as they produce wonderful abstracts with curved lines and reflections. You can also place glasses side by side, or one behind the other to create overlapping lines. You can also just place textured glass or other glass objects in front of various subjects to create interesting macros. The possibilities are endless.

Rust or Peeling paint

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While rust or peeling paint isn’t a great news for you, it is great macro photography opportunity. Rust or peeling paint often create fascinating patterns/textures and can be found on an old car, or a metal garbage can. These patterns and textures are often ignored. Now, you can reveal their hidden beauty, with your photographs.

Car

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With all it’s sleek lines and textures, cars make great macro subjects too. You can just sit inside a car and explore it like you have not done before. The different materials and patterns will surprise you and make for great pictures too. Also, as an added bonus you will get to know your car more closely.

Animals

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If you have pets in your home, don’t forget to photograph the. While, I’m sure you have must have many pictures of your dog or cat but it’s time to take a closer look at these creatures. For example, the texture of fur on your pet dog or the wrinkled skin around the face make for great macro subjects. Also, try to shoot paws, claws or even teeth. Specially cats with there teeth and whiskers make great photographs. And don’t forget the eyes too.

What Else

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Exactly, try to find whatever that’s around you house. Once you are bit by the macro bug, possibilities are endless. Just take a fresh look at ordinary objects around your home, from light bulbs to shoe laces or even pencils. Always, try to find interesting patterns, lines, shapes and colors in your compositions. Finally, don’t just be inspired, start shooting!

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