Macro Photography: Creative, Fascinating Shots

We don’t often talk about photography here on DESIGN, but as I’ve been playing around with my micro four-thirds camera it’s something that I’ve started to get more and more into. One area of photography that I’ve always found absolutely fascinating is that of macro photography – the technique and process of taking extreme close up shots, usually of everyday objects. One reason that it’s so interesting is that it shows off our incredibly familiar, sometimes mundane world in an entirely new light. With macro photography, you can see new textures, patterns and details in objects that you otherwise would have ignored – and with it, you can get a completely new sense for how the world around you looks in minute detail.

I wanted to bring together a collection of some of my recent favourite examples of macro shots – all of these examples have gotten me excited about taking my own macro photos, and hopefully they’ll get you fired up too. As always, if you know of any examples that you’d like to share (and especially if you’ve taken any shots that you want to show off), I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Flower[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gags9999/15686986676]

Think Pink[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinasozio/2517736065]

Snowflake[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chaoticmind75/15789175292]

Macro flower photo[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paultridon/15635125955]

Snail[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/verzo/15073405430]

Greta Oto[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/renemensen/15063080138]

PC Video Card[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sskennel/4602548920]

Ice[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nattu/3165716469]

Macro lizard[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hugovonschreck/15630550942]

Macro rose[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snflwrgddss23/2776085595]

Macro crystal[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ssoosay/4946199110]

Chip[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfrank/67185179]

Macro key[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/171180870]

Macro eye[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chinosart/262656431/]

Macro hiking boot[Above: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cynltay/16187909242]

Which of these macro photos do you like best? Do you have any other examples that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

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