Shoot the Outdoors Indoors

Every season seems to have an excuse to keep photographers from getting out into the world. Summer’s heat can be oppressive, winter’s cold can make you miserable, and even within the pleasant confines of springtime rainy days can sideline adventure plans. So what do you do when you can’t get outside to shoot the nature you love? Bring the nature indoors. Mike Moats recently wrote on the Tamron blog about photographing macro subjects like brightly colored feathers arranged in a home studio. He used an extension tube and a wide aperture to get close and shorten the depth of field, and the resulting photographs are great examples of staving off cabin fever by bringing your favorite subjects to you when you can’t get to them.

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