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Meta’s Macro Photography Tips and Digital Photography Reviews for Beginners

Welcome to Meta’s Macro Photography Tips and Reviews for Beginners

Meta’s Macro Photography Tips for Beginners is an Educational Macro Photography Training Guide for Beginner Macro Photography and Beginner Close-up Photography. Learn Meta’s Top Macro Photography Tips by Award Winning Macro Photographer Meta Gätschenberger.

Meta Reviews The Best Camera Gear and The Best Photography Products that she Personally Field Tests on the Remote Hiking Trails of the Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains and on the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park.

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Meta’s Top 10 Macro Photography Tips for Beginners

Top 10 Macro Photography Tips for Beginners

If you’re a Beginner Macro Photographer or Close-up Photographer or just you’re just interested in Macro Photography, Learn Meta’s Top 10 Macro Photography Tips.

Learn Meta’s Top Ten Macro Photography Tips and How to Photograph the Magical and Miniature World of Macro Photography! Meta uses The Best Variable Neutral Density Filters, Sony A-Mount Cameras, Sony A-Mount Lenses, Minolta A-Mount Lenses and Sony Flashes.

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How to Photograph Hummingbirds for Beginners

Photographing Hummingbirds for Beginners

Meta’s first Hummingbirds arrive in Blowing Rock NC, in Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, around the middle of April. Meta always has her Hummzinger Hummingbird Feeder filled and ready for their annual return.

In How to Photography Hummingbirds, Meta explains her Best Hummingbird Photography Tips and How to Photograph Hummingbirds with Hummingbird Shutter Speeds and Multiple High Speed Flashes. Meta’s Low Power Multi-Flash Method is explained in detail. Visit Meta’s Hummingbirds Photo Gallery.

Meta Reviews of The Best Minolta Lenses for Sony Alpha Cameras

Meta's Macro Photography Tips for Beginners - Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Fixed Prime Lens
Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Fixed Prime Lens

Vintage Minolta Lenses for Sony Alpha Cameras

Did you know that you can use Vintage Minolta A-Mount Lenses on Sony Alpha Cameras? When Sony bought Konica-Minolta’s Camera Division back in 2006, they re-branded most of the Minolta A-Mount Lenses as Sony A-Mount Lenses. All Minolta “Maxxum”, “AF”, “Dyxum” and “Alpha” A-Mount Lenses will fit Sony A-Mount Cameras, including the latest Sony Alpha 77 II and Sony Alpha 99 II! Vintage Minolta A-Mount Lenses are very affordable (Many can be found under $50). These Vintage Minolta Lenses also fit Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras, using a Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount Adapter! See Meta’s List of 1985 Vintage Minolta Lenses, where she highlights the Best Minolta A-Mount Lenses!

Meta’s Best Sony A77 II Tips for Beginners

The Best Sony A77 II Tips

If you’re new to the Sony Alpha A77 II Camera or thinking of buy one, you”ll learn Meta’s Sony A77 II Tips for Beginner Macro Photography and Close-up Photography.

Meta’s Sony A77 II Tips include:

Sony A77 II Mirror Replacement

Sony A77 II Back Button Focus

Sony A77 II Focus Hold Button

Sony A77 II Manual Focus Tips

Sony A77 II Shooting in RAW

Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Macro Photography Gear

The Best Macro Photography Gear for Beginners

Meta personally field tests many Digital Photography Products and Macro Photography Gear on the Remote Hiking Trails of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.

Meta’s Digital Photographny Reviews include:

Camera Bags and Harnesses

Sony A-Mount Cameras

Sony A-Mount Lenses

Minolta A-Mount Lenses

Variable Neutral Density Filters

Sony Flashes and Ring Lights

Macro Photography Books and Software

How to Compose Better Photographs

How to Use The Fibonacci Spiral to Turn a Good Photo into a Great Photo


The Fibonacci Sequence

In the 12th Century, mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, devised a Series of Numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89...) that will produce an aesthetically pleasing composition known as “The Fibonacci Spiral”. This interesting mathematical curve is found in nature in spiral sea shells. You can also find this Spiral in many classical designs, like the top curve of the green glass bankers desk lamp. No wonder it’s a classic!

The Fibonacci Spiral” happens to work very well when Composing Photographs! It’s fairly close (38% / 62%) to the “Rule of Thirds”, which is used in Photography Composition. You can also think of this as the shape of a Single Smart Quotation Mark. Click on the “The Fibonacci Spiral” to download an .eps file to print!

TipPrint out “The Fibonacci Spiral” on a transparent overhead foil, so you can hold it up over your subject, to help compose your photographs. The print includes a larger and many smaller versions, that you can cut out and overlay on the LCD Screen on the back of your Sony Alpha 77 II.

Meta’s Macro Photography Tips and Digital Photography Reviews for Beginners

The Best Macro Photography Gear

Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews are based on her Remote Hiking Trails Adventures, Extensive Field Testing and Mountain Hiking Adventures on the Remote Hiking Trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews Field Tests only The Best Sony A-Mount Cameras, Sony A-Mount Lenses, Minolta A-Mount Lenses, Sony Flashes, Variable ND Filters, Camera Bags and Harnesses and Macro Photography Books for Beginner Macro Photography and Close-up Photography.

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The top Macro Photographs featured on Meta’s Macro Photography Tips are available at Photos By Meta. Framed Prints available in Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.
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