Macro Photography

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Finding Cool Stuff, Tutorials | 14 Comments

 Macro_Mode_Symbol Ever wonder what that little flower looking icon on your
camera did?

It’s actually a really fun and impressive mode to shoot photos in.  The mode is called “Macro” and is commonly
known for shooting close-up photography. When shooting in Macro mode, you can
get really crisp and detailed photos of the object you are photographing. Depending
on your lens you can get a small portion in focus while the rest is blurred to
make the object you want to focus on stand out. It’s a great mode to shoot
flowers, insects, food to show texture or anything you want to see details of. Try
it out and check out our Macro category!



  1. arthanyudha
    September 23, 2011

    Sometimes i get upset on this macro mode… 🙁 I’m a newbie, sometimes the object that i have closed up onto my lens can’t be focused, it blured with the other area, any suggestion… 🙁

  2. swagatam
    January 23, 2011

    its my favourite mood

  3. Getty Image Office Philippines
    November 2, 2010

    I love macro photography. It’s amazing to get to see thing at really close range.

  4. macro
    July 29, 2010

    I really prefere typical 1:1 macro lens with full manual camera settings… then you have control on what you are taking picture of and how…

  5. Daniel Wagner
    July 7, 2010

    You can use the flower setting on your camera, or you can play with F-Stops and Shutter Speeds on your own. You will learn not just about macro photography, but your camera and pics in general!

  6. Virility Ex
    May 25, 2010

    Wow… you know something..
    I was never too sure about what that sign was supposed to stand for 🙂
    Now I do of course!

  7. Virility Ex
    May 21, 2010

    I’ve always wondered what the heck that flower symbol came from and what it stood for? lol Now I know what it means.. thankfully! 🙂 Thanks for sharing that! 🙂

  8. Vizyondaki Filmler
    March 10, 2010

    Nice Article, informative and interesting
    can you get this on a camera

  9. BetsyRose
    March 9, 2010

    As a photographer that shoots mostly people and scenery I never bothered to find out what that setting was for. I think I will play around with it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  10. lance
    March 6, 2010

    can you get this on a camera

  11. virility ex
    March 1, 2010

    Interesting ides shared nicely with useful information.

  12. Clean Whites
    February 12, 2010

    Even I am gonna use this function on my camera. It looks interesting and I hope I can do it.

  13. jeux en ligne
    November 23, 2009

    I can say that Macro Photography is a moat popular stream of photography today. as has same field since 1 years. Macro photography is all about taking photographs of small objects from a close range. In this lens I will list 5 subject ideas of macro photography.
    1. Bubbles or drop of water
    2. Feathers
    3. Flower Petals
    4. Human eye
    5. Spiders and Spider webs

  14. Jeannine
    November 10, 2009

    this is really helpful. I cannot wait to use my macro option on my camera. I never knew what it meant before!!