Close-up photography is using a wide or telephoto lens close enough to the subject so it fills the frame. Macro, on the other hand, is the use of a specific lens to capture the fine details of a subject and has a 1:1 magnification, which makes your subject larger in the frame. Usually, we think of looking at a magnified bug’s eye or the cellular make-up of a leaf when we think of macro, but it’s so much more. And you should be using it in your landscape and nature photography!
Photography is the capturing of light in a scene, and playing with light is the key to engaging photos. My goal here is to help give you tips and tricks you may not know about or use to help you get the best shots during your time in our most precious lands.