Get creative with macro

Cre­ate chal­leng­ing ab­stract art from ev­ery­day ob­jects

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Some­times it feels like you have to go to an ex­otic lo­ca­tion to get a good photo, or shoot a model who is the epit­ome of beauty. But in re­al­ity, pho­tog­ra­phy is an­other art form, like paint­ing or draw­ing, and if you look hard enough you can find beauty in al­most ev­ery­thing, even the most mun­dane of ev­ery­day house­hold ob­jects.

Ri­fle through your kitchen draw­ers and you can trans­form an or­di­nary din­ner fork into a min­i­mal­ist fine art shot, and by tweak­ing a few cam­era set­tings you can use the science of op­tics to make art that ques­tions the viewer’s per­cep­tions. By us­ing a very wide aper­ture and shoot­ing up close you cre­ate a shal­low depth of field that puts em­pha­sis on a very small por­tion of the prongs, trick­ing the viewer into think­ing it’s some­thing other than just a fork. By fill­ing most of the frame with blur and leav­ing only a frac­tion of the fork in fo­cus, you too can cre­ate that fine art look…

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