Tides Pools, Redwood National Forest, California by Varina Patel

Composition Tips for Macro Photography

Less is more is the mantra that many macro photographers live by.

Oops! – I’m sure Varina meant no offense to all the good looking sea anemones out there when she referred to them as a sea urchin during this video.

Here are few other macro examples where only part of the subject is included in the composition:

  • Macro, Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Nautilus - Varina Patel
  • Backyard Macro, Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Siblings Macro, Olympic National Park, Oregon
  • Pebble Beach Macro, Califorina (CA), USA
  • Hakalau - Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

About Author Varina Patel

There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.