It can require specialised lenses which can focus close up to the object being photographed. A number of issues arise. Lighting is critical. Camera shake at slow speed becomes problematic but the most difficult aspect is depth of field and keeping the whole object in sharp focus. In our work shop we experienced all of these and discussed way of solving them.
|Orchid lit with spot light|
Camera hand held close enough to fill frame with spike
using 60 mm lens 1/400 @4.5 ISO 200
using external light source from a spot light
|Sugar rose hand held spot littrue macro note shallow depth |
and limited focus range
Challenging to keep definition
60 mm lens 1/160 f @6,ISO 400 much better
|set up inside light box to control shadows and light |
while photographing a small porcelain dog
using compact camera.
Result is high key shot