Macro photography presents plenty of challenges for photographers. A little planning is usually required in advance of shooting and good quality casual “grab shots” are virtually impossible.
- Use a tripod.
- Use a Macro Lens if you have one.
- If outdoors avoid windy days.
- Carefully balance aperture (light/DOF) and shutter speed (blur) to suit your objectives.
Ideally I would have shot f/7.1 or f/8 for this picture but the light did not allow it. Shutter speed needed to be fast as I suspected my 8 legged friend was about to start moving. High ISO results in terrible images on 60D’s so I went for 100.
Canon 60D, Tokina 100mm Macro, f/2.8, 1/200 ISO 100.