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How to Get Great Macro Images of Glass

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Macro photograph of a glass perfume bottle, marble, and pebble

Hi Friends, Bloggers, and Photographers,

My glass macro photography receives a lot of positive comments. Several images sold to the Hard Rock Casino for display in their cafe. Most people ask how I get the clean, vibrant shots. This is a great motivator to put together the video tutorials I am frequently requested to do. The inaugural video is now complete and shows you how I get these macro shots. Click here to watch the video on You Tube.

Glass marble photographed with a macro lens

I hate being inside on a beautiful day, so most of the video is shot outdoors with birds and trees sharing my stage. I hope you enjoy the informal style and gain some tips and inspiration about macro photography.

Extreme photo close up of a glass marble

After you take a macro image, have a little fun. Put it together like a puzzle and get something that looks like this:

A macro photograph turned into repetition pattern

A macro photograph turned into repetition pattern

If this has inspired you, consider taking my online Macro Photography Course at The Compelling Image. It is four weeks of guided instruction, and I give you detailed critiques once a week. I’d love to see you macro photos.


About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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