How To: Get super macro from cellphone cameras
| by Francis D'sa
Most of you who have professional cameras or even a compact digital camera might know how exciting it is to shoot pictures that are off the regular. Some might like telephotos, while others enjoy fish-eye effects and then there are others who enjoy tilt-shift and long exposure photographs. We also know many who enjoy looking down on tiny objects and the micro world around us using macro modes. Macro photography is possible only on DSLRs and digital cameras and you need to tag around one all the time, as you might not know when you will witness a superb macro shot. But with high-end smartphones now featuring larger resolution cameras, many are using their phone for casual pictures. But shooting the tiny world is still not possible using a cellphone, as the macro mode still is not as good and the subject needs to be at a minimum distance of around 5 inches if not more. In this How To, we shall show you how you can convert your regular phone into a super macro shooter within a few minutes, and you don’t need to spend anything at all as most of the material needed for this workshop is available in your home itself. Let’s first show you a few photos we managed to click using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which features an 8-megapixel shooter with autofocus.
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