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What You Need

Close-up photography can be equipment-intensive if you want to get fancy, although in most cases you can get by with the basic capabilities of your digital camera. Once you become immersed in macro photography, however, you’ll probably want to add a few accessories. This section will tell you exactly what you need to have to shoot good close-ups.

Your Camera

You’ll need a digital camera with close-focusing capabilities, and a way to frame your images accurately. Fortunately, those two features are common to just about every digital camera made. Even low-end fixed focus digital cameras with no zoom may have a “macro” setting for close-up pictures, because designing a non-SLR digital camera to shoot close is a real no-brainer.


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