14 Incredible Macro Photo Ideas
Reveal miniature worlds with these big ideas.

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The power of macro photography lies mainly in its ability to unveil details that are – in normal conditions – concealed from the eye. Small subjects, like flowers and insects, are captured in greater-than-life size and brought closer to us.

However, describing macro photography exclusively as the art of the extreme closeup is not entirely accurate.

Macro can be creatively used not only to reveal miniature worlds but to investigate aspects that are essential to photography, such as light, shape, pattern and textural depth.

This selection of beautiful photographs, covering a wide range of subjects, exhibits how there can be many sides to the general concept of macro photography.


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Indeed, the path to originality can sometimes be found in the smaller things. More than other styles of photography, macro also is about curiosity and the desire to surprise the viewer.

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7 Comments

  1. wow. these are really cool

  2. ha, I wonder if batman saw the bat signal and thought there was huge trouble, but all they wanted him to do was protect a cat from the rain

  3. Suuuch amazing photos, so inspiring!