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Do you want to capture beautiful soft-focus macro photography?

You can.

Because soft-focus macro photography isn’t actually that hard. It just uses a few simple tricks, which leave your photos looking abstract, dreamy and, well, gorgeous.

And in this article, I’m going to share these tricks with you.

Are you ready to start taking stunning soft-focus photos?

Let’s dive right in.

Tip 1: Shoot in Soft Light for the Best Look
If you want to capture beautiful soft-focus macro photos, then you’ve got to start with beautiful light.

Because without beautiful light, your soft-focus photos will just fall flat. They’ll look contrast-heavy and unpleasant.

What counts as beautiful light?

You have two options.

The first is golden-hour light. This is the light of early morning and late evening, when the sun is low in the sky and casts a golden glow over the scene.

Golden-hour lighting is fairly soft, and so it can complement your overall soft look. But golden-hour lighting also tends ...

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