Smartphone Macro If you managed to buy a set of Clip-on lenses we'll begin today with the 10x or 15x Macro lens. Too wet to go outside for long but in between the showers you can photograph the beads of rain on flowers and leaves. Then you can find a bright spot in the kitchen and look at fruit and vegetables and you can even try a macro shot of somebody's eye. These look amazing. If you have a house plant put it outside to get a drenching and then bring it in to photograph on the kitchen table
If you don't have the Clip-on lenses yet you can try using Macro on your camera and seeing how close you can get. Your phone will also get quite close without a macro lens.
be very, very careful with FOCUS
Macro iphone photos in our very wet garden Tuesday April 28th
FOCUS TIPS If you attempt close-ups without a macro lens you have to take care. It's tempting to just get very close and trust your camera to get the picture sharp - but your camera/phone has a minimum focusing distance and it can't focus closer than this. In Lottie K's first image she came in too close and you can see the point of focus is at the back of the picture. In her second shot she stayed back and got it sharp. If the image is sharp you can crop afterwards.
1. Keep your fingers off the lens - keep it clean !!
2. Find a comfortable position in good light
3. Focus your macro lens by moving in slowly until the subject is sharp. the tap technique does not work as focus is fixed on most lenses. EVERYTHING WILL BE BLURRY UNTIL YOU GET VERY CLOSE TO THE SUBJECT
4. Hold the phone very steady
5. Take several pictures and zoom in to check they are sharp