I learned one important thing about flower and insect macro photography the other day. It’s not that macro exaggerates camera shake, it’s not that you have to wear comfortable pants crouch down and it’s definitely not that you have to rely on manual focus. What I learned is that you’re going to get bitten and your hands are going to have bug bites all over it.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with macro photography. Photographers overuse flowers as a subject, but lately I don’t think that’s the case. People are so obsessed with the now and showing off what they are doing or eating on Instagram. People rarely take a break and see the beauty right in front of them. Taking photos of flowers is therapeutic, at least to me.