Not too long ago when photographers used film exclusively, there was no such thing as spontaneous macro photography.
If you’re not familiar, macro work typically involves sturdy tripods for camera stability along with specialized lenses. Extreme versions of macro photography involve extension tubes and a bellows.
Aside from the expensive kit, the skills required to capture macro photographs would take a long time to attain.
That meant if you were walking to your car in Chesterfield, Missouri like I was, being able to capture a detailed picture of a praying mantis was quite unlikely.
But now if you have a smart phone at the ready, you also have a macro studio that can be ready to go in seconds.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.
Stephen Kennedy, Photographer: 314-621-6545