Improve Your Close-up Shots

A common problem with photographing small flowers is getting a photo where the background is sharp, but the flower is blurry. This is a result of the camera's lens being too close to the flower to focus on it. But the background is the right distance for the camera to make it sharp. By using the macro setting (usually represented by a flower icon), you can change compact digital cameras to focus on close subjects more effectively. If you are using an interchangeable lens camera, then close focus depends on the capabilities of the lens you are using.

Learn how to use the macro focus setting and other basic digital camera controls in an afternoon session of Digital Camera Basics on March 21, 2018, in Frenchtown, Montana. Click here to register.