Tips for Great Macro Photos & Video
A dedicated add-on lens, such as the Moment 10x Macro Lens, is required to achieve astonishing magnification, better colors, and rich clarity that comes from REAL glass, not a computer-generated A.I.
1. Use Lots Of Available Light
just like other forms of photography and filmmaking, light is essential with macro shots. Because we are in the realm of the tiny, there are several ways to make that light shine right. You will probably be leaning over what you are taking a picture of, so ensure you are not blocking the light. Sometimes this is very hard, and this is where a small pocket LED light can come in handy. You can position this light between you and your subject and have it brighten your shot. You can also play with the angles of light, creating different angles of shadows. This makes textures pop.
2. Use The Macro Hood
You might already know that our macro lens has a very shallow depth of field. The lens hood will help you position your subject to get perfect focus. The focus is clear and sharp at the edge of the lens hood, so if you press it against your subject, get the guide right. There is somewhat of a wiggle room of a few millimeters where you can adjust focus to dial it perfectly.
3. Use Focus Peaking
In most professional camera apps, like the Moment Pro Camera App, you can enable focus peaking, which is an excellent guide to getting focus clear and sharp. It is a visualization of where the focus plane is. This will help you dial in focus just right.
4. Use a Steady Hand or Tripod
Because focusing can be challenging, you want to keep your phone steady. Small tripods like these can help keep everything in place and free up your hands to use a light or position your subject.
5. Share Your Work!
We all love macro photos, so please share them with us using the tags #shotonmoment and #momentmacro.