The N-Photo ex­perts say…

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Keep your bal­ance

With close-ups of nat­u­ral sub­jects like wa­ter drops, peb­bles, leaves and so on, it’s im­por­tant to en­sure the com­po­si­tion is bal­anced, and free of dis­trac­tions at the edges of the frame. As a pho­tog­ra­pher, your job is to find struc­ture and or­der in the chaos.

Get up close

If you’re ex­per­i­ment­ing with macro, get a close-up diop­tre. It screws on to the front el­e­ment of your lens and en­ables you to fo­cus closely with­out a macro lens. If you’re on a bud­get and pho­tograph­ing things around the house, it’s a great way to get started.

Add some colour

Try mak­ing a sub­ject as colour­ful as pos­si­ble, by adding back­drops per­haps. If you can fit all the colours of the rainbow into one photo, so much the bet­ter. When you’ve had too much of the vi­brancy you can re­strict your colour pal­ette to your favourites.

Time it right

If you want to cap­ture glass-like wa­ter droplets, set up a flash be­hind a bowl of wa­ter, and drop wa­ter in from a straw above. Try to time the shut­ter re­lease to co­in­cide with the peak of the splash; it takes prac­tice, but you’ll soon get a feel for it.

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