5 Tips for Freehand Insect Macro Photography

5 Tips for Freehand Insect Macro Photography

I give you my five best tips for doing freehand macro photography of insects.

All photos in this video were shot with this camera: and I used this home built lens and flash setup:

If you don’t want to build your own super macro lens, I recommend this one (great value for money):

You could also get this one, which has a longer magnification range, but is heavier and more expensive:

I am also considering buying this new super macro lens from Laowa, which looks promising:

If you are a beginner, I recommend you to buy a regular 90mm or 100mm macro lens from one of the large lens manufacturers. These lenses are all sharp, and great value for money, and they are good to begin with to learn basic macro photography. Some examples that I recommend:

For Canon EF mount:
For Nikon:
For Sony FE:
For Micro Four Thirds:

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