Things always look different that way.
Last week I had a conversation about this with a buddy of mine. “Should I buy a macro lens?” “Is macro photography something for me?”
It depends… I think macro photography could be something for anyone. But you need to realize that EVERYthing is a potential subject. Which, by the way, counts for everything in photography.
In that sense it’s a lot like black and white photography. You need to learn how to see things in black and white. You need to be able to convert a colored scene into a black and white scene in your mind’s eye and be able to tell how it looks when you drain it from its color and add the necessary contrast (and maybe some grain).
Macro photography isn’t only about a close-up of a bug. It’s not about just the facets of a fly’s eye. Macro photography is everywhere. Every mundane subject from a distance can turn into a great abstract in macro. You just need to recognize it.
Of course this is all subjective, as is everything in photography. But the photographer is the artist. S/He’s the creative one. Everything’s worth a shot.
Question is… Color or black and white? Even in macro photography 😉