Macro Power

Olympus 60mm Macro Lens

One of the BEST investments in my photography gear & lens line up is the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens & I didn’t even purchase it for its macro abilities.

Yes, to get all the details shots & close ups with a macro lens is pretty self explanatory – but using it for day to day photography is where (I think) it’s unique strength is.

Being 60mm it’s a Telephoto prime lens (That Would Be 120mm In Full Frame Land) every image has a great feel with a nice compression & being a f/2.8 you get a great blurred out background – especially if you have good distances between your subject & background. 

I’m finding it’s real strength is doing lifestyle portrait photography on location. There is a real warmth between your subject & background & I guess that’s due to the telephoto compression? Being a fixed 60mm prime lens it really makes you move your feet & move around to get your composition, therefore getting some pretty rad angles & views. 

Macro does not always have to be Details & Close-Ups. They are very unique lenses that really make you think & push your creativity giving some awesome results & a great feel to your images.

Shoot / Create / Share

 – GRD

Thanks for reading my latest post – My name is Grant and I’m a Freelance Photographer based on the Gold Coast.

Specialising in Branding, Family & Lifestyle Photography – Ranging from Families, Kids & Couples to Content Creation for Local Brands & Businesses, I’m always available to take any inquiries you might have.

Many Thanks 


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