21 Awesome Macro Photography Ideas You Can Try at Home

The beauty of macro photography is that you do not need to travel anywhere to do it; we are literally surrounded by potential subjects wherever we are. If you are looking for a fun creative project or to expand your portfolio, this great video will show you 21 ideas for macro photography you can find around your home. 

Coming to you from Micael Widell, this awesome video will show you 21 different ideas for macro photography around your home. Even if macro photography is not your normal genre of choice, it can be really rewarding. Beyond the unique range of subjects available to you, it is the kind of genre that often requires a bit of ingenuity and problem-solving to produce compelling results, and the lighting and compositional tricks you learn will often benefit you in whatever it is you do shoot normally. And while the technical challenges of it will certainly help you improve, it will also strengthen your creative eye, plus it is simply a lot of fun seeing just how much beauty there is hiding all around us, even in our own homes and backyards. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Widell and take an hour or two to try some ideas yourself this weekend. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Micael is fantastic!

Seriously, I think this is the laziest video I have ever seen.

In a world of fake glamor and digital trickery, this honest approach refreshes.

Ah, a toilet paper hoarder (@4:19). ;-)

Covid hoarder! A shonda, a shonda!
Good eye....lol

I just never thought such interesting macro shots could be found around the house! I'll see what's lying about and make a shoot out of it!