Redefine | The Beauty in Everyday
“There is only one sun. We can’t all claim to only have one way to use the light, but we can REDEFINE how we choose to express it.”
Why are you so passionate about this topic?
My photography is all about the details and I love to make the everyday look beautiful. I believe if you slow down and take the time to look around you, there can be beauty everywhere – from an old leaf lying on the ground, to a wilted flower past its prime, or even weeds in the garden.
When did you first realize you liked this topic?
When I bought my macro lens it was like a whole new world opened before my eyes. The level of detail you get from a macro lens is amazing. It allowed me to see things I never knew existed.
What are the tips you would share with anyone trying to achieve this technique?
The lens I use is a Canon EF 100mm 2.8L macro lens but there are many other lenses on the market.
When focusing on my subject, I use manual focus to achieve the best results.
To get the sharpest focus, I use either a tripod or place my camera on a stable surface as well as a remote shutter release. All these techniques help to eliminate camera shake.
And if you don’t feel like carrying your DSLR everywhere, an Olloclip has a fantastic macro lens for your phone. The image below was taken with and iPhone 5C using an Olloclip.
About the photographer:
Nikki Bradbery lives in sunny Queensland, Australia with her hubby, two teenagers and two very cute Golden Labradors. Nikki is a photographer at Butterfly Rose Designs.