It’s that time of year in Victoria – the rainy season has arrived, the days are getting shorter and everything is covered in water drops. There are two things you should take with you when going out for a walk…
First, paper towels in case you plan to sit down anywhere from now until next May, and a second, a camera – that should go without saying!
This is the perfect time of year to practice your macro photography. Tiny water drops on flowers are an irresistible subject and early morning is the best time to capture them.
Fortunately, in Victoria, the flowers bloom year-round. Here is a November Rose… Do you like that name? I just made it up!
I rarely know the names of these tiny flowers, but the one below is called a Calendula.
and the next one, I have no idea… Leave me a comment if you know. I can only say that it’s roughly the size of a dime.
My macro photos tend to have an extremely shallow depth of field – meaning almost everything will be blurry except for the subject. The idea is to have a central point of interest that is clearly in focus, and then have everything else within the image just fade away. This isolates the subject from the background and helps make it pop.
Do you enjoy macro photography? What’s your favourite subject to shoot? Let me know in the comments below.