How To Capture Texture In Your Photography with the Moment Macro Lens

We’re here to share some tips on capturing texture in your photography with the Moment Macro lens — tight, detailed, and rich in color.

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Macro photography is made for nature photographers, food porn lovers, and creatives who obsess over the details. Marvel at the details of a ladybug in your garden or inspect the intricacies of a handmade piece of jewelry.

Because you’re forced to get up close and personal with your subject, the Moment Macro Lens is the perfect testament to capturing texture in your mobile photography. Great for extreme close-ups of flowers, insects, food, and other objects with fine detail. Unlike traditional macro photography, this lens has a fixed focal distance. It works about an inch away from the subject to capture rich textures, materials, and living things that our phones (and eyes!) were never before capable of seeing. It works like a little magnifying glass on your phone. With the sharpest glass imaginable and the most impressive bokeh you can capture with your phone, the Moment Macro Lens is perfect for getting lost in the tiny details.

Alongside gorgeous shots recently captured at a nature reserve, we’re here to share with you some tips on capturing texture in your photography with the Moment Macro lens.

Little oh bee.

Up close and personal.

Move around to grab different angles.

So close you can count the pollen molecules.

Using The Moment Macro Lens

Macro photography is the art of up-close magnifications of a particular person, place, or thing. With digital advancements, photography has made shooting macro (without a pile of strangely specialized gear) like a piece of cake. This is especially true for mobile photographers and filmmakers looking to expand their horizons with Moment’s Macro Lens.

Shooting macro is an enticing act of patience: reaching into space and recording an image that is not easy for a human’s naked eye to comprehend. Few things are as satisfying as a huge print of a plant’s nucleus or a butterfly’s eyeball, no? Tiny mineral specimens are uniquely captured with macro lenses’ technique, proven by the myriad of images that show off their capabilities.

How gorgeous?!

You can see nearly every detail of an insect.

Get underneath your subjects.

Get Close and Personal to Tell a Story

A practical example of Macro lens workflow would be to use macro images in a bigger set of photographic series; they act as excellent supplemental captures to wider shots that withstand more detail. This makes a Moment Macro Lens the photographer’s favorite tool — it’s the highest quality and deserves recognition for how crisp and clean it captures magnified subject matter.

And because of its intentional nature, the macro slows down a creative's workflow to evenly capture every spec.

Move Around the Subject Until the Texture Pops

Attempt to capture textures that are not normally seen by the naked eye.

Since the macro lens requires a steady hand, mental focus, and just the right distance, you’ll most likely end up in some Twister-style positions to get the shot. Always try different angles on the same subject because sometimes it’s hard to tell if a shot really has captured a focus point and nice light. It also gives me lots of options to edit from. For example, when you find things like lichen and tiny mushrooms, flip your phone upside down so the camera is as close to the ground as possible to get a level perspective.

Head your subject face on.

Capture colors like you could never do with a wide lens.

Get low, grab things from below.

Shoot Abstractly

Macro photography can be an abstract measure of creation. When shooting macro, don’t simply look to capture the “thing”— instead, focus on composing a photo that captures the story of that particular moment and how the subject interacts with light and shapes that will share the frame. It’s really about context at the end of the day. The macro approach focuses away from telling the whole story and uses the details to create puzzle pieces that the viewer must put together. Attempt to create more abstract macros that leave the viewer wondering what is happening, where something is, or what it is.

Focus on the foreground so you get a nice bokeh in the back.

Let the subject be abstract.

Fuzzy textures everywhere.

Get Low

Try capturing shots that are totally different from each other. Weather, seasons, and time of day can make the same old photo subject look different. You have to get up close and personal to see things differently. Most people might just shoot subjects at waist height and above, but if you kneel down, you’ll be introduced to a whole new world of things.

A monarch.

Again, letting the subject be an abstract pattern makes it interesting.

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