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Basic Flower & Macro Photography

Watch Basic Flower & Macro Photography on YouTube

Flower photography is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Do a Google Images search for flowers and you will come up with millions of samples. In my video I go over timing, lenses, depth of field, focus points, focus modes and some composition tips for capturing great macro and flower photographs.

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0 # Christina 2012-03-27 10:08
Loved this video Greg! Thanks for sharing. I never thought about continuous shooting in this scenario..makes sense though. What makes you choose the 60mm over the 105mm? Just curious.
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-03-27 18:19
Depends on what I am shooting...
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0 # Naresh 2012-03-27 12:25
Nice tips on the video especially the continuous shooting.

I was given the Nikon 40mm lens for macro. I have not had any problems with it. Though there are times when I have to bend low to get the shot instead of the lens getting low. What do you think of this lens, Greg?
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-03-27 18:19
I haven't used it, sorry.
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0 # rosy 2012-03-30 22:00
thank you so very much for your detailed videos. yours are sooo much better than others i've seen. what i love most is the sequence - you go on a STEP BY STEP.
your focus video has been incredible. the focus and recomposing (it being a no no) was so enlightining. I tend to do family portraits - YOUR suggestion as the focus point?? Middle. What if there are only 2subjects? Do you have tutorials on lighting (especially for black and white subjects?)
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-04-04 13:49
Quoting rosy:
I tend to do family portraits - YOUR suggestion as the focus point?? Middle. What if there are only 2subjects? Do you have tutorials on lighting (especially for black and white subjects?)

You need to use the 1/3 2/3 rule of focus, I went over it in this video cazillo.com/.../....
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0 # Olaf Kleemeyer 2012-04-01 15:32
Great Video again, Greg. Your tip to use the continous focus is very helpful because not only the photographer is moving but also the flower is moving even if it´s just a little windy.
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0 # Reet 2012-07-15 11:13
this was a great tut... please help me picking right macro lens for my Nikon D7000..these are some i have seen .. please advice....Tamro n SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G vs 60mm nikon
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0 # chivanthi 2013-03-06 09:14
i love macro photography but i don't have macro leans. can i use 18mm -55mm VR leans for that thanks .
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2013-03-06 10:08
I doubt it. In order to fill the frame properly you need a macro lens. You might have close focus abilities with that lens but that's it.
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0 # markus 2013-03-06 17:43
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I thought you said at the end of the video to post. I used a 2xfilter on a 18-55 lens.
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