Exploring Photography: Lens-Reversal Macro
Exploring Photography: Lens-Reversal Macro is an Intermediate level tutorial on Photography, compiled by the author, Ben Long. This tutorial is a critical base for anyone who needs to get better at his/her Photography expertise. It gives you a thorough grip on Cameras + Gear, Photography, Cameras + Gear and Photography.
You don’t necessarily need a macro lens to do macro photography. By mounting a prime lens “backward”—with the front elements closest to the imaging sensor—you can turn it into a low-cost macro lens. All you need is an inexpensive adapter called a reversal ring. A sense of adventure helps, too, because your camera’s normal metering and focusing features don’t work when the lens is attached backward.
In this course, photographer Ben Long details the tools and techniques of lens-reversal macro photography. After investigating reversal ring options, the course explores the focusing and exposure techniques involved when shooting with a reversed lens.