The “As Close As You Can Get” photo assignment wanted us to look at common objects on the macro level. This assignment ended up being tricky for me — not because of its nature, but because one hand was nearly unusable due to a car accident earlier this week. Thankfully a tripod and remote shutter button solved most of that problem.

Not all of these ended up being quite as crisp or macro as I had hoped, but I’m still pleased with the results. If you’re stumped, I’ve listed what each image is at the end of this post.

The images are:

  1. Blueberries (thawed)
  2. Crocheted hat
  3. Ice crystals from frozen water inside a glass jug
  4. Salted green beans
  5. Gemstone pendant (I forget the exact type)
  6. Cat food
  7. Hair curlers
  8. My daughter’s hair (see below)
  9. Jingle bells on a pair of earrings
  10. Poinsettia leaf (only older photo I used)
  11. Lettuce
  12. Footboard on my bed
  13. Colored pencils

My daughter had wanted to be part of this assignment, so I obliged. Due to a longer exposure, I needed her hair to not move, so had to get creative. She’s a tad bummed that I took this photo of the setup right after she had stuck her tongue out for the picture. 😉


Written by Ann Hosler

A gamer, a mother, and a mother of gamers. My opinions are my own.