With so many large zoom lenses and powerful macro lenses out there, I thought I’d give examples of when shooting up close and personal can be a bad idea… just to shake things up a bit!
I’ll even take images from my recent trip to Washington as an example. They say it’s good to make fun of yourself once in awhile, don’t they?!!
Serious photographers, please note: I am sure macro photography of just about anything, even spit, can be artistic and beautiful. This post is more in the spirit of fun.
**When Close-Ups are a Bad Idea**
I am Long, I am Strong, I am Unbreakable
(That’s the drool talking!)
Apparently, Animals Drool Too
Now I see why.
**When Close-Ups are a Good Idea**
For comparison’s sake, here are a few images from my trip to show when close-up shots are a good idea….
Alice In Wonderland Mushrooms
It may seem odd that I photographed a puddle in the driveway, but I find this shot to be eerily mesmerizing.
There is just enough detail in this image to know what the weather is like that day and get a sense of the environment.
Like a portrait of an older individual, this Buddha statue has wisdom and history in every distinctive crack.
Oh, c’mon. That’s funny, right?!!
I can find something interesting to photograph in just about any reflective material!
Photography Tip: Macro photography, or just shooting up close, is a great idea because it gives you an interesting perspective and incredible detail. Just make sure you actually want to see the details of your subject matter!
I know I learned my lesson: no more close-up shots of cows eating apples. I am still trying to erase that memory from my mind.