Spring is here! The flowers are out along with the creepy crawlies! I always find the macro photography world fascinating. I love how abstract it can be and how much attention it draws to the tiny details, literally. For some of us, when we hear the word “macro lens” our wallets tend to flinch, but fear not, there is a way to do macro without having a weeping wallet if you just want to explore it! There are two methods that I use for my macro photography without a dedicated macro lens.
The second method I use is simpler and you can probably use the lens that you got with your camera if you bought it with a kit. In the photo below I used my 18-55mm lens that I got with my first DSLR camera (Canon 400D). All I simply did was reverse my lens using a reverse lens adapter (~AUD$2.50).. You can get really cool extreme macro shots with this method!
When using these methods you’re doing it at your own risk, so make sure that it is compatible with your camera and that it’s the right lens mount/size. If you have a camera with a fixed lens there are macro filters that you can use goes on the front of your lens.