Get creative with macro
Create challenging abstract art from everyday objects
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…