Top 12 Tips for Macro Photography - Backgrounds

11. Backgrounds

Add different coloured backgrounds to macro shots to change the look of the subject. These four backgrounds were all natural subjects but shot deliberately out of focus. Grass was used, and tree foliage and a combination of bushes and sky. They were printed to A3 on matt paper so there was less risk of reflection when placed behind the subject, especially if a mirror or flashgun was to be used to expose the image.

WDC Top 12 Tips for Macro Photography - Backgrounds

WDC Top 12 Tips for Macro Photography - Backgrounds

WDC Top 12 Tips for Macro Photography - Backgrounds

WDC Top 12 Tips for Macro Photography - Backgrounds

White Cherry Blossom. Nikon D200, Nikon 105mm macro lens. 1/10sec @ f/11, ISO 200.

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