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Photograph Bugs And Insects With Samsung Kit

Photograph Bugs And Insects With Samsung Kit - Here are some top tips for photographing bugs and insects with your Samsung kit.

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Bugs and insects will be all around at this time of year so instead of shooing them away, why not think about the photographic potential they have? Insects such as bees and butterflies visiting flowers are just some of the creatures that you'll find in your garden at this time of year, so have a good luck around and see what you can discover hiding in your garden. 

You may need a telephoto lens longer than you Smart NX camera's kit lens, such as the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 ED OIS Super Zoom lens to get close up images of insects that are either out of reach or prone to being scared off when you approach them, such as dragonflies. A macro lens will also work well for those slower bugs and beetles that will happily stay still for a photo opportunity. 

Manual focus will be a good idea to make sure you get the main part of your image, the insect, in perfect clarity. An aperture of around f/22 will help you to get everything looking right in camera, and if required you can nudge this up or down as suits the image. 

It's a good idea to consider your background, too, and set up near a flower of your choice and wait for flying insects to come to you, where you know you'll have good composition, rather than following them around taking chance shots which may not turn out as well. Consider the angle and direction of the sunlight too, which can cast unsightly shadows in your image. 

You'll need to use a fast shutter speed, and it may help to use flash to highlight the creature and enable a quicker shutter speed, too. The Samsung NX Smart cameras have a dedicated macro mode, as well as a sports mode, both of which will come in handy for shooting different types of insects.

 

 

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