KICK-STARTING YOUR MACRO ADVENTURES
Drawing on the expertise of photographer Bryce McQuillan, we look at the style of macro photography and what makes it so intriguing
First of all, what is ‘macro photography’? Well, you know those images of what-shouldbe-super-tiny critters that appear as gigantic creatures in photos? They are examples of macro photography — the creation of images of small items to make them appear larger than life size. They tend to show an incredible amount of detail — often more than the naked eye can see from just observing the object in its usual environment. You’ll be familiar with macro photographs that include such things as ultra-close-ups of a fly’s eye, a close-up image of a centre of a flower blossom, or maybe a rain droplet. They tend to be beautiful, educational, and sometimes they look like they’d be very tricky to master. Which is where Bryce McQuillan comes in. McQuillan is a Rotoruabased photographer who has been shooting for six years (nine years actually, but he modestly said that it took a while to start understanding the results that he was achieving).
There are many uses for macro photography — for example, showing products off in