10 easy macro photography ideas you can try at home

JT from YouTube channel Run N Gun has put together a quick video that walks you through 10 easy macro photography ideas you can try from the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking for weekend inspiration that won’t drag you out of the house or wake you up at 4 a.m., this should do it.

Macro photography tips/ideas/tutorials have been pretty popular this year, with everyone stuck inside. But if you’re still out of ideas or have exhausted some of the other tutorials we’ve posted, JT shares (and shows) some new options above.

Granted, a few of the ideas are fairly predictable – think leaves and jewelry – but he does include some interesting ones like using a large block of ice to capture abstract images or exploring the macro surfaces of your car. In short, the 10 ideas discussed in the video are:

  1. Plants & Leaves
  2. Fancy glasses
  3. Backlit water droplets
  4. Jewelry & Watches)
  5. A block of ice
  6. Musical instruments
  7. neon lights
  8. wood grain
  9. Mechanical parts (nuts, bolts, gears)
  10. Cars

And here are some of the images he captured while exploring each of those options:

Watch the full video at the top to see all of these ideas in action – and more photo examples – and if you want more ideas when you’re done diving into the PetaPixel archives. Whether you’re shooting macro or just looking for “weird and creative” photography ideas you can try at home, we’ve got you covered.


Image credits: All photos by Run N Gun and used with permission.

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