Get the Contrastly Dispatch! no thanks! sure thing!

Be awesome and enter your name & email below to get access to original photography articles, resources, deals, tutorials, and advice sent to you for free every 2 weeks! You'll love it!

The Art Of Macro Photography – 50 Amazing Examples

May 8, 2013 by Jon Phillips

Macro photography is often referred to as the art of photographing (often very tiny) subjects up-close – from insects to flowers & plants, to dew drops in the morning or even small typography.

I hope you enjoy the photos showcased in this post and that it inspires you to go out, grab a good macro lens and see the world from another angle.

Ahhhhhhhh…….

Ahhhhhhhh

Macro Oil Experiment 07

Macro Oil Experiment 07

Macro

Macro

Moth Capture

Moth Capture

The way you look

The way you look

Leaf macro

Leaf macro

Macro Experiments: sole

Macro Experiments: sole

Unexpected

Unexpected

Freelensing Macro

Freelensing Macro

Mr JS

Mr JS

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Farm Chains (Crop)

Farm Chains Crop

Macro Grasshopper

Macro Grasshopper

Mystery

Mystery

Aimed At Target

Aimed At Target

Dew drops and Rose Petals

Dew drops and Rose Petals

Lachnopus guerinii

Lachnopus guerinii

Untitled

Untitled

Macro Saddle Discharge

Macro Saddle Discharge

Bruxelles 1960

Bruxelles 1960

Coccinella Septempunctata

Coccinella Septempunctata

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Little Rainbow

Little Rainbow

Flower in the back garden

Flower in the back garden

Buggin’ Out Free Macro Red Orange Ladybugs on Pavement

Buggin Out Free Macro Red Orange Ladybugs on Pavement

Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park

Eye of a Fly

Eye of a Fly

My Sweet Valentine

My Sweet Valentine

Moments…

Moments

Macro

Macro

Macro of sharpened colored pencils arranged in a circle

Macro of sharpened colored pencils arranged in a circle

Ant closeup

Ant closeup

Macro picture

Macro picture

Macro water drops

Macro water drops

Il fantastico mondo delle macro

Il fantastico mondo delle macro

Coffee

Coffee

Assassin

Assassin

Eden Project Coffee

Eden Project Coffee

Pacman Frog

Pacman Frog

A Rose is a rose

A Rose is a rose

Every drop counts

Every drop counts

Macro Tulip

Macro Tulip

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Cold pink

Cold pink

First try in Macro photography

First try in Macro photography

Female Jumping Spider

Female Jumping Spider

Sara’s Eye

Saras Eye

Chinese paper money

Chinese paper money

Flower

Flower

Wood Grain

Wood Grain

Your Turn To Talk

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to give macro photography a try. Have you taken some great macro shots lately? Feel free to share them as well as your experience in the comments below.

Jon Phillips

About the author: Jon Phillips

Jon is the founder and creator of Contrastly Photography Magazine. While he's a user interface and web designer by trade, as far back as he can remember he's always had a love for photography and interesting visuals. He would love it if you followed him on Twitter or Google+.

  • Me

    I like macro photography. These pictures inspire me to do more of it :) Thanks.