The way in which a close-up is taken can range from a simple grabbed hand-held shot of a dew drop on a blade of grass to setting up the camera on a tripod and using a diffuser as well as a reflector to enhance the available light for a static subject.
I can still recall the thrill of focusing my first macro lens at close range and seeing details in a flower I had not noticed with the naked eye. From this moment I have always been on the lookout for striking close-ups. Even when I am going on a wildlife shoot, I never fail to pack a macro lens, because if the main target species fails to turn up, I can always find a macro shot worth-taking – whether it be backlit leaves, fallen seeds or textured rock.
Louis Dallara Louis is a Fine Art photographer who photographs landscapes in the Pine lands of New Jersey. His prints are available at https://luminous-art-gallery.com/