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Nope....macro photography is taking close up pictures of small things and thereby making them look very big.
Taking close-up pictures of small things is called "macro photography." I have no idea why. Perhaps because the small things in macro photography are generally larger than the things you are taking pictures of when doing "micro photography".
It's something that I been playing around with lately. I have some pictures of rain drops on the petal of a flower and in the raindrop you can see a reflection of the flower. Put on a big lense....hit the macro button and then get very close. You can see all kinds of things.
And finally the only difference between macro and micro
"Macrophotography" is the term used when you're shooting extremely close to a small subject. It differs from microphotography only in the degree of magnification required. Microphotography refers to a magnification factor of 100x or more, while macrophotography covers the range of around 1x to 10x.
i haven't gone digital yet for real photos, i use a lil' HP digi thing for snaps but the lag is awful..
i use a Canon Rebel Ti 35mm for everything i actually care about.. i guess i'm old school with photos, i've been taking them for about 30 years with film and i just like doing it.. maybe i'm a dinosaur..
I got a good digital camera back in 2000 as a graduation present so from the start I was getting good quality, very printable pictures. First I used shutterfly to print then I bought a photo printer. The newest camera will take pictures with a very, very good print quality at small poster size. I have one large one that I'm waiting to get framed now.