Photograph by GuruShots member Derek Gravett – Monochrome Macro Challenge
There can be a huge loss of light when shooting in macro photography. The lens can easily block out the natural lighting as you get closer to your subject. In order to combat this, increase your ISO to correspond to the amount of light you’re losing, or correct it in post processing.
You can see in the image below the difference in lighting of the subject and the background. The photographer shot with an external light in order to add light to an area that may have been covered up by their lens.
Macro images can be incredibly powerful with natural subjects and even more powerful when shot in black and white. The detail and intricacies in nature can be presented to the viewer in a new light. Make sure to utilize the tips above to create the best possible image.