Proxiphotography vs Macrophotography

This was a totally unexpected episode. Today in the Tom Migot Photography Club on Facebook a French member asked the group the following question:

“What is the difference between Proxiphotography and Macrophotography?”

At first…

i had to Google the term since i had never come across it. Having read about it i have then decided to make this video and amend the rule for this month Photography contest on Macrophotography.

Technically Proxiphotography is when the ratio between the size in real Life and on the medium (sensor of film) is between 1:10 and 1:1. Beyond 1:1 we consider it being Macro and beyond 1:10 it is classic photography.

Here are a few examples of True macro shots obtained with a reverse ring:

Butterfly eggs which diameter is around 1mm
Butterfly eggs which diameter is around 1mm
A highly magnified ant carrying a piece of a leaf
A highly magnified ant carrying a piece of a leaf
 

Here are a few examples of Proxi-photography shot without a Macro lens, without Extension Tubes, without a Reverse Ring:

A little frog
A little frog
A flower
A flower
Butterflies on a flower
Butterflies on a flower

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