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03/31/2003 03:19:37 AM · #1
I must say that I am having difficulty voting for some of the indoor macro shots. I have always thought that a macro shot is one where the subject is reproduced at life size or greater. Many of the shots don't come into this category as far as I can tell. They might better be described as 'close-up' work.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

03/31/2003 03:28:30 AM · #2
I think for those who do not have a Macro lens, A close up of any kind should fulfil the challenge in my book. They should not be given lower scores.
03/31/2003 04:19:12 AM · #3

I agree with gringo, a "close close-up" is all my camera will deliver.

03/31/2003 06:25:38 AM · #4
The challenge rules are absolutely clear on this one. Shot must be taken inside, macro mode must be on. That's all.

I thought we finally had a situation with no room for personal opinion - seems I was wrong.

03/31/2003 06:40:01 AM · #5
We had a similar discussion during the last macro challenge. The thing is, many cameras don't have a macro mode to turn on.
If it meets the spirit of the challenge by getting close up then that's good enough for me.
03/31/2003 07:03:32 AM · #6
The macro shots of the current challenge are indeed interesting. I have some challenge with this myself - of course. With regards to the resulting pics - is light source and overexposure a common issue with macro shots? I am new to this, trying to learn and not meaning to offend anyone. My opinion is that a lot of the pictures from the current challenge are challenged with regards to issue.
03/31/2003 07:10:42 AM · #7
A macro shot can be made by zooming in on a subject very close. If it's a closeup shot, I will vote it a macro.
03/31/2003 07:15:05 AM · #8
Thanks for the input on this. I am new to the site and was unaware of any previous discussion. This will help me mark more appropriately.

03/31/2003 08:03:12 AM · #9
I'll consider it a macro as long it has that close-up feel to it. I am aware that not all cameras are equipped with a macro function, so I'll be pretty liberal with my votes.

I'll put more weight on the quality of the photo, rather than how many hairs I can count on that house fly's butt.

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