When you talk about macro photography, people instinctively think bugs, insects, and creepy crawlies up close and personal, but there is so much more you can do when it comes to macro photography.
You can create stunning macro images without the need to scare people with bugs and insects. Looking at simple objects closeup will open up a whole new world for you to photograph. Macro photography can be a fun and exciting form of photography, and you only need a minimal amount of equipment in order to start to see the small world. Add a macro extension tube or a clip-on macro lens and you’ll start seeing the world in a whole new way.
In this video, macro photographer Stewart Wood shows you how you can do creative macro photography with a simple water ball and some simple techniques, turning them into abstract macro images. He takes you through the whole process from setting up the scene to gelling the speed lights for creative lighting with nothing left out; even the outtakes are entertaining and show you how much hard work goes into creating a video for YouTube.
If you are going to have a go at creative macro photography with water balls, I would love to see the results; post them in the comments below.