JT from the Run N Gun YouTube channel has put together a quick video that brings you 10 easy macro photography ideas you can try out from the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking for a weekend inspiration that won’t get you out of the house or wake you up at 4 a.m., this should.
Macro photography tips / ideas / tutorials have been pretty popular this year, with everyone stuck inside. But if you’re still stuck for ideas, or have exhausted some of the other tutorials we’ve posted, JT is sharing (and showing) a few new options above.
Granted, a few of the ideas are fairly predictable – think leaves and jewelry – but he does include some interesting ones like using a large block of ice to capture abstract images or exploring the macro-surfaces of your house. car. In short, the 10 ideas discussed in the video are:
- Plants & Leaves
- Fancy glasses
- Backlit water droplets
- Jewelry & Watches)
- A block of ice
- Musical instruments
- Neon lights
- Wood grain
- Mechanical parts (nuts, bolts, gears)
And here are some of the images he captured while exploring each of those options:
Watch the full video at the top to see all of these ideas in action – and more sample photos – and if you want to need more ideas when you’re done, dive into the PetaPixel archives. Whether you’re taking macro shots or just looking for ‘weird and creative’ photography ideas that you can try out at home, we’ve got you covered.
Image credits: All photos from Run N Gun and used with permission.