5 Macro Photo Ideas to Shoot at Home

Want to get creative without leaving the comfort of your own home? Here’s a 5-minute video by COOPH that contains 5 ideas for macro photographs you can do with a small budget, simple gear, and everyday items.

Here’s a rundown of what’s covered in the video (watch it for a closer look at each one):

#1. DIY Macro Diffuser

Turn an empty can of chips into a flash diffuser.

Bubbles in a cup

Frost in a freezer

#2. Textures

The top of a kitchen sponge.

#3. Depth of Field

Plastic bag
Soap foam

#4. Macro Still Life

The spring from a pen

#5. Color Macro

A fingerprint on the front of an old camera lens.
A rainbow created by a glass door.
Life in a blown bubble
A closeup of a blown bubble

“You don’t need an expensive studio and lighting equipment to make great macro photography!” COOPH says. “Shooting some everyday items and without leaving the comfort of your own home, you too can have a great time with this style of photography that changes the way you see the world.”

In addition to buying a specialized macro photography lens, you can also reverse your lens, make a DIY extension tube, or even remove the front element of a lens (for a more extreme DIY route).