If you are the owner of a DSLR camera you are likely to experiment a lot with your photographic skills. High quality photos are a good thing in general, but they are a must when we talk about macro photography. When taking pictures of small objects like insects or flowers, the photo should turn out either perfect, or you’d better delete it right away. Insects are small, and a surprising number of them want to avoid facing a human. These two factors lead to one of the greatest problems photographers face: finding your subjects and having it sit still. You should almost always ensure that the insect’s eyes are in focus, unless you’re specifically taking a photo such as part of the wing. Do these tips sound realistic at all? Barely. But we all come across fantastic photos fr om National Geographic and other resources wh ere a regular viewer is stunned by the images. You should also know that technically these photos are being processed. It’s important to crop the photo very close to the outer edges of the insect, though for more artistic photos, you’ll want to include more of the surroundings. Most cameras that are capable of high quality macro photography will be able to produce RAW data files. This means that the camera records the data exactly as it appears on the camera sensor, but to post your photos online you need to convert them to JPEG. JPEG files are compressed and turn out to be much smaller so they are much more suitable for the web.