Orange Rose by Alyssa Ahern

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I did it. I bought myself flowers. I love taking walks and bringing my macro lens with me. I feel like I get some beautiful shots of the wild flowers I find. But there’s just something about buying a bouquet of flowers for yourself and photographing those. For one, I now have beautiful flowers to put on my table. And for another, I love being able to use my third hand. It comes in so handy for shots where I want to isolate the flower. Such a nice tool to use for macro and it’s pretty inexpensive!

Another nice little trick I like doing with my macro shots is adding water. I use a spray bottle and just spray it right on. It adds a nice effect to it. Sometimes, if you get it just right, you can make the water sparkle. I love experimenting with different light and angles. Macro is so so enjoyable. If you need help getting started, check out my 3 Tips to Get Started in Macro Photography post.

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check out my Macro Photography: What Lenses to Use post


image taken by: Nikon D610 and my macro lens
my settings were: ISO 500 | f/4.2 | 1/400ss

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I am a photographer, a wife, a sister, and a momma to a sweet boy and a sweet girl. I strive to capture the beauty in ordinary things. I love to photograph people, places, and things that I love and cherish. I am a lover of natural light, macro, lifestyle, and dark and moody images. I love Nikon, I'm not sure you could ever convince me to switch to any other brand! I love to use Lightroom and I love to connect to new people!

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