Sunday, April 05, 2009

Macro Photography Vs Close Up Photography

My recent area of interest is Macro Photography. The term "macro" is used very loosely and tends to mean any photographic situation where you get close to the subject.

Real macro photography is where you are working around 1:1 ratio and closer thereby giving an image on film that is equal in size or larger than the subject being photographed. The range from life size on film (1:1) up to ten times enlargement on film (10:1) is be the strict definition of macro photography. The range from 1:10 (1/10 life size on film) to 1:1 on film should properly be called "close-up" photography.

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