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Finding Art in Nature: Macro Photography for Kids

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Art Projects, Photo Technique

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Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, today we will learn how to take amazing pictures, and how to get close, really close to nature.

Children love finding little things, and they are amazing with our smartphones. This is a great opportunity to teach them something creative, and let them marvel at nature.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera

Today we will learn how to take pictures of tiny things. We won’t be using the regular camera, we need to download a especial app called “Camera+.”

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

The advantage is that it will give us more control and it will allow us to get a better focus.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera

The quality and the sharpness of the smartphone camera varies from one brand to another. I am using an iPhone 4.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

This app allows us to get really close, but do not use the digital zoom. It will only cut pixels and it will be more difficult to focus. touch the screen, and once you choose a place to focus and measure the light, you can take the picture the same way as a regular camera.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

The camera + allows us to focus in one place, and measure the light in a different one, but we will discuss that some other day.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Try moving the little square to see how it changes the light and the focus, take several pictures.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Once you take the pictures, you will see how the camera + storages them in the left bottom corner. to see the pictures, touch the icon with the number.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

It will take you to your Lightbox, where you can browse the pictures, edit, share, enhance, etc. Today we will only save the one that are “perfect.”

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

We don’t need to save blurred or underexposed pictures, we can always take more.

 

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Once you master the skills, pay attention to your composition and how you combine your colors.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

Try to keep your hands still and hold the smartphone with both hands. The firmer you hold it, the sharper the image.

Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, learn how to use your smartphone camera and the camera+ app

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