At some point in your photography, there will come a time when you feel that all your images look similar, dull or boring. If this happens to you, do not see it as a sign that you should give up photography!
It happened to me earlier in my career and thankfully there is an easy solution to this problem. You need is a new vision. Welcome to the world of macro photography. In this world, you will get extremely and intimately close to your subject, making the ordinary world looks extraordinary. With macro photography, you can turn ordinary object such as flowers, ants or even a grain of salt into a fascinating one.
When you’re just starting out with macro photography, I would recommend you shoot flowers. They look wonderful and pretty when viewed very closely. However, your new vision will require a special photographic lens: a Macro lens.
A macro lens is a lens that will allow you to focus very close to your subject and give you 1:1 ratio. This means that the lens can project the actual, real size of the subject to the camera’s sensor.
A macro lens will not come cheap. Most of them cost USD $700 or more. If you are just starting out with macro photography, I would not recommend spending this much at first.
That being said, I found a particularly good and affordable lens that I highly recommend for macro photography beginners: the Tamron 60mm f/2 1:1 Macro. The lens is light, sharp and allows you to take many wonderful pictures when you’re just starting out in your macro photography journey.
The Tamron 60mm f/2 features a fast aperture, the fast currently available on the market. With this fast aperture, you’ll be able to take sharp macro pictures and excellent portraits with beautiful background. Tamron updated its optical element so it is capable of delivering extremely sharp result for any user.
As a user this lens will let you experiment and will grow with you over time as you develop your macro photography skill. For anyone who is looking for the first macro lens to get, I highly recommend this lens.