Macro Photography

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Macro photography, commonly known as macro, has become popular with digital photography. Before, the development costs associated with the ratio of failure/difficulty rate made this discipline difficult for both amateurs and professionals. We know that with digital photography, one more photo costs nothing, so why deprive oneself?

A little reminder for the purists: macro has a ratio superior or equal to 1/1, this means that 1 mm of the subject has to be superior (or equal) to 1 mm on the sensor. But for ease of use the term is used as much for macro as for "close-up photography".

In macro, the list of "useful dedicated" accessories is long: flash, lens, close-up filter, etc. Do not succumb to the "recommendations of sellers", start with your basic equipment (see Equipment section) to familiarize yourself with it, you will then be able to decide what you really need.

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