Macro photography

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Macro month on the Hunters of Light

Macro photography refers to extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects where they are depicted in the image as greater than life size. To achieve the best results in macro photography, it is important to use the smallest lens aperture to gain optimum image sharpness and depth of field. To shoot macro, you need a macro lens which is a lens that lets you shoot at least at a 1:1 ratio. In other words, if you shoot a picture of a jumping spider, the resulting image will be the size of a jumping spider or larger. The great thing about macro photography is you have to experiment, explore and find inspiration from the act of doing, because it gives you a different way of seeing. We cannot wait to see the world through your lens, so wow us with your macro photography and you can win a Canon EF 100mm 2.8 USM Macro lens sponsored by Canon South Africa.

Wow, what an amazing set of entries  for the macro month competition. With 88 images entered, this has been the most active month and we hope it keeps going!

The winning image is engaging, eye catching stands out from the crowd. There were some amazing captures like the bee in flight (1 of 5), some beautiful lighting and composition as well as some that would have been quite challenging. No matter how many times the judges went through the incredible images, this was a standout.

So here’s to a fantastic month, well done and thank you for your entry Joggie, your image has won you a Canon EF 100mm 2.8 USM Macro lens sponsored by Canon South Africa.

Wesley Oosthuizen, the members voted your image, Jewelled Harvestman, as the winner of the  JOBY GorillaPod. Well done!

Macro Month Hunters of Light winner
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