Flowers are the most common macro subject. I use a 90mm or 180mm macro lens for the furthest working distance. Macro photography is all about the parts of a whole that inspire you. When I find flowers, I am looking for defects or other attributes to make my photographs unique. Push yourself to study the same subject for an hour or so. Your best images will come after all the traditional angles have been covered. For a flat more even look, use a straight on flash. To find drama, use a strong side light. For a softer look, use natural diffused light. Whenever I find great leaf veins it works well to position a back lit flash for a transparent feel.
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