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I would appreciate articles on Reportage and Street Photography, how to take photos of dancers, fireworks and sunsets.
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Quote: I'd really like a simple, beginners guide to starting macro photography. I've read this: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/close-encounters---macro-photography-explained... , but to be honest, there's just too many options there. Bellows, filters, etc etc. What I'd like is to a simple guide with straightforward recommendation for which type of (highly affordable!) lens/accessories to purchase as the easiest and cheapest way for beginners to break into macro photography, a kind of minimum gear requirement, and some tips of what to look out for with some sample shots taken with the recommended gear so that us beginners can know what to work towards (not sample shots taken with thousand dollar lenses and cameras!!!).
I did read the article about using magnifying glasses taped to your lens, which sounded interesting and worth trying, but I'm not convinced its a workable everyday solution!
I just orderd close-up filters made by polaroid that do the same function as a magnifying glass attached to the lens, if I understood correctly. I'll be using them as soon as I receive them. They were quite cheap, not more than €20 incl. shipping, so it's a very good way to break into macro photography without busting the bank. If you have a kit lens that can do some OK close-ups, with such filters one should technically get closer to 1:1 reproduction. Image Quality will likely be very far off the dedicated macro lenses, but hey, we don't all have €800 plus to spend all the time, and €20 seems very reasonable. I think you should consider that!
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