Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Take Inexpensive yet Really Cool Macro Photographs on the Nikon D5100 DSLR

So welcome to the Nikon club, you finally decided to cave and buy yourself an expensive starter DSLR camera. The Nikon D5100 is an excellent choice, but you are not here to go over your awesome purchase, you are here to learn how to take professional looking, gnarly up close and personal macro photographs sing your new Nikon D5100!

If you are new to the DSLR world of cameras, everything can be pretty overwhelming, and expensive, especially when you start looking at possible lens additions you would like to add to your camera.
Well did you know you can take spectacular spot on macro shots using a really cheap method, in comparison to buying a new macro lens?

All you need is macro lens filters.

Considering your model, the Nikon D5100, you will need 52mm macro filters, if you purchase the wrong size the filter will not screw in, so make sure you look for 52mm, which will fit your model.
There are many online vendors who actually sell these filters in 4 packs, with 1x, 2x, 4x, and 10x filters. The cool thing is, you can combine them as they screw in on both sides, which will allow you to get a greater close up than just the 10x.

So if you are looking to take neat macro photographs, without splurging on an expensive macro lens, then definitely consider 52mm macro lens filters, which will attach right to the lens you already have. Just screw the filter in, and get to shooting!

Looking on auction sites will pull up sets which will include a bunch of different magnifying filters.
There are also colored filters you can combine with your macro filters, which will give your macro shot a neat colored finish like blue, red, or sepia. So play around with your filters, and do not be afraid to mix and match them up. Just make sure you are buying them at 52mm.

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