Photograph by GuruShots member Jai-Ros Ros – Monochrome Macro Challenge
Something beginner macro photographers forget about when taking macro photos is the composition of the frame. Composition is just as important in macro photography as it is in other realms of photography.
When composing your shot, be aware of not only your backdrop, but your depth of field as well. You will almost always have a large depth of field in natural macro photography, especially if you are shooting out in nature and not in a studio. This depth of field enhances the macro effect, while your background will be quite blurred out. This is ideal so the background has less opportunities to distract the viewer from the subject of the shot.
In this shot, the leaves provided a strong depth of field and although you can see that there are elements in the background of the subject, they do not distract.