When you magnify a subject, you bring your viewers into a world impossible to witness with the naked eye.
Macro and close-up photography is ideal for capturing the smallest nuances we see in everyday life: from flowers, leaves, and colorful insects to rust and peeling paint, a basket of weathered leather belts, water drops…and anything else that you want to explore and share in a way not possible with the human eye. The subtleties we see in close-up photography are hidden from plain view. It’s up to the photographer to reach in and find those extraordinary, minute details and share them artistically.
“…It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.” Photographer David Bailey
Thumbnail by Jim McLaughlin 2012 MPA Macro/Details Winner