Detail shots need not be restricted to just macro shots with specialist gear. You can create dynamic detail shots in a number of ways, plus it's an effective way of upping your results.

So the next time you shoot a more general scene, like on holiday, on a visit to a stately home or garden, or even at a summer fete, stop and look around. Look for the points of interest, the less obvious elements, a striking shape, colour or texture, and focus on that detail. Create a frame round your subject by looking through an opening.

If you're using a telephoto lens, use it on its longest focal length to blur your background and really make your subject stand out.

Here are a few tips to make a deal of the detail.



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