- Learn to take beautiful macro images with bubbles
Learn how to take beautiful macro images using a few household items with macro and wildlife photographer Bryce McQuillan.
Start with the bowl and the coloured paper. Tear the paper up into small pieces and place inside the glass bowl. The more coloured paper the better as this will create a great colour mix in your final images.
Once you have lined the glass bowl with colour paper, place the small glass cup inside the bowl on top of the paper. Make sure the glass is sitting flat on the paper.
Pour water into the glass cup to approximately half full.
Add a cap full of cooking oil and a dash of dishwashing liquid to the water.
Stir the mixture to combine with a fork. The more you stir the smaller the bubbles.
Set up your shot with your camera, if you need to steady your camera you can set it up on a tripod.
To achieve the best results with macro photography try setting ISO to 200/400 and Aperture F8/F11.
You don’t need a huge amount of gear for this, a macro lens and flash do make a huge difference.
Using a macro lens allows you to get close to the detail and bring the tiny details to life. Using a speedlite flash allows you to take control of the lighting situation and get the clarity required for your shot.
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