Get to the shot. Week Five. Close-up black and whites

January 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Get to the Shot. Week Five. Close-up in Black and White

Close-up photography is one of my favourite types of photography. It’s also referred to as macro photography. One of the key features I look at, with compact cameras, is it’s macro capabilities. How close can the lens be to the subject and still focus. This range from 20cm to as close as 1cm. If the camera can focus as close as 1cm, it’s immediately on my shortlist for a good compact camera.

One of the many reasons I love doing close-up photos, you can do it in almost any weather condition. Usually when the weather is bad for landscapes, I start looking for all the small things to photograph. And recently here in Chamonix the weather is not exactly been inspiring for good landscape photography.

So here are a few of the close-ups I’ve done recently. DPP_0014DPP_0014Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography. DSCF0484DSCF0484Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography.

With the cold temperatures here, there are plenty of ice crystal formations to photograph. DPP_0020DPP_0020Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography. DPP_0021DPP_0021Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography.

Another thing I look for when photographing close-ups, is texture and patterns. That's also the reason why these photos are in black & white. I want you the viewer, to focus on the textures and patterns. DPP_0059DPP_0059Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography. DPP_0016DPP_0016Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography. DPP_0036DPP_0036Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography.

​These last few photos does not really fall under close-up photography. The season I include them in this post is because they are small areas within a larger landscape. I got in close and isolated specific areas to photograph. The first one below is ice that started to melt on the side of the road and froze again overnight. DPP_0055DPP_0055Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography.

These last two are even wider that the one above. But still a close-up area of a wider scene. They are also my favourite shots of the week. I'm not sure why though. Maybe because they look so invitingly soft and fluffy, or maybe because they like like something you can eat. DSCF0775DSCF0775Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography. DSCF0774DSCF0774Black and white close-up photography. Macro Photography.

Let me know which one is your favourite.


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