Two years ago I completed a year-long photography project on Twitter. For 365 consecutive days I posted a photo taken on my smartphone to the social network and I shared my experience here on Cake after I was done. I repeated the project again in 2020 with a slight change - I posted macro photos. My OnePlus 7T has a macro lens which some people say is nothing but a gimmick, but I've found it useful on more than one occasion, and very cool on countless others.
Here's a shortlist of some of my favourite macro photos from the year.
Because insects are so small, it makes taking photos on your phone almost impossible. But with the macro lens on my phone it was a piece of cake. As long as the little guys sat still, I could take some amazing photos of insects. Like this ant.
Or this dragonfly.
Or this weird spider with disproportionate front legs.
I got some pretty cool shots of nature too. Like this water droplet hanging off the tip of a branch.
This is a cool little pine cone. Found it after a rainy morning one day.
Got some amazing photos of flowers too.
Sometimes everyday objects looks really cool up close.
Working in a molecular biology research lab means that I deal with some very small objects from time to time, like small quantities of liquid and microscopic measuring tools.
Food photos also look very cool through a macro lens. This here was a Xmas donut that was quite pretty.
Fried chicken looks especially scrumptious so close up.
Healthy food looks amazing and so appetising too.
I went through a phase where I was really intrigued by stitching. Looking through this macro lens showed me some truly intricate stitching that was all around me.
I was really happy to carry out this project and I'm really glad I was able to complete it. It was quite challenging during the initial three-month lockdown earlier in the year to find interesting photos around the house since I couldn't go out, but I was luckily able to keep the project going. Now it's done, and I can look forward to next year's project!