Experimenting with the macro settings on my camera

I have had this camera, an Olympus Stylus 810 for over 1 1/2 years but until Saturday I really had never tried shooting in the macro setting. I did take the third chilaquiles photo in this post using a macro setting after reading a comment by Misty that she only uses macro settings to take food photos. The photo of my roses corsage from TnK’s wedding on my previous post was also taken using a macro setting.

Thanks to Wayne and Ann I decided to try it out. It was obvious that some photos were too close up and others too far away. I trashed more photos than I kept. Next weekend I think I will get the camera manual out and read up on the macro settings and try more taking more photos.






5 Responses

  1. Great job! Thanks for the compliment. I esp. like the unopened flower bud. One of my cameras I have a separate macro lens and a macro setting & the smaller one has just a macro setting

  2. Not bad! It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be, getting a clear, nice shot.

  3. I bought Miguel a camera that is supposed to be intelligent enough to know when it should switch to macro without us doing anything with the settings. Can’t wait to try it out. Good job, I know macro isnt as easy as it looks.

    • Wayne, Yes, it is harder than just pointing and shooting. I will try some more this weekend.
      Sue, What camera did you buy Miguel?
      Ann, The unopened flower bud is my favorite too. you can see the texture and the moisture on the bud.

  4. It’s a Lumix 10 mega pixels, made by Panasonic. Has a wide-angel lens, and intelligent setting.

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