Tag: close up

Up Close With Nature – Taking Photos of Insects and Bugs.

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP Lens. Shot in Aperture Priority @ 1/800, ISO 100, F/4, 75mm. Here are some simple tips to get a nice nature close-up: Blur the background by using a wide aperture, this will make your subject pop from the rest. You don’t have to go far to […]

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Macro / Close-Up With a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8

Cropped – Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 – Macro / Close-Up Test Shot 75mm at F/4 The Tamron AF 28-75mm F/4 can also be use to get some pretty amazing close-up, it is not a true macro lens since it won’t give you a 1:1 magnification. According to it’s specs it’s magnification ratio is 1:3.9 at 75mm, […]

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Have Fun With Macro Photography After The Rain.

Rain can be fun and exciting especially if you are thinking of macro photography. That’s just what I did last Thursday. It was raining all morning and the moment the rain eased down, I went outside for some snapshots. At first I was overwhelm, but when I saw the droplets of water decorating the grass […]

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USB. Photo of Day for Day 38 – 02-7-2011

Camera Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000d Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens Pro Optic Budget Auto Extention Tube ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/40ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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Wrist Watch Close-Up:Photo of The Day for 02-04-11 Day 35

This is the back of my Swiss Army Watch. Shot with a Canon Rebel XS, and EF 85mm 1.8 This is the back of the same wrist watch I photograph yesterday, I’ve had this watch for a very long time and it’s my favorite one, but I really don’t notice those scratches in the back […]

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Wrist Watch Close-Up:Photo of The Day for 02-03-11 Day 34

Swiss Army Watch. Shot with a Canon Rebel XS, and EF 85mm 1.8 It’s past 5 pm and I still haven’t taken a photo for today. I quickly look around my desk and notice my old wrist watch, yeah, that’s it. I use my Rebel xs, EF 85mm F/1.8 with the pro optic auto extension […]

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Tendril. Day 4

A Tendril. My photo for Jan 4, 2011. I took this picture today when I went out to run. I’m always fascinated with tendrils, they can climb they can attached themselves to trees, and as little as they are they can support themselves by forming a strong anchor point. Taken with my Canon Rebel XS […]

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Macro/Close-ups of Christmas Ornaments

It’s vacation time, and what could be the best subject for my photo of the day in this time of year, Ornaments. Here are some of the photos I took this morning. I had tons of fun photographing these tiny cuties. You can see more here. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you all. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon […]

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Photographing Christmas the Macro Way

I had a blast taking macro shots of Christmas Ornaments. It was tons of fun photographing this tiny little cuties. I didn’t thought it can be this fun, and I never enjoyed Christmas Tree ornaments this much. This is what happens when you’re on vacation and have all the time to think of something to […]

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More on Macro Patterns and Textures

Today more on Macro Patterns and Textures. Macro photography gives us a chance to get close to our subjects and capture more of the details. This is what I love about macro, it forces us to see the world in a different way and it also gives us the opportunity to discover and see the […]

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Macro Photography Tip : Using Patterns and Textures

Nature has a lot to offer and finding simple textures and patterns in subjects like leaves, rocks, trees, fruits can be very exciting and at the same time challenging. Patterns and textures contribute a lot to composition. Like the photo of the leaf above. My intention was to really capture the patterns and the texture […]

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Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until […]

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Use Flash in Your Macro Photography.

Taken handheld. Flash Off Camera slightly to my left. When I started doing macro I struggle a lot and didn’t really know what was missing , until I realized, “Light”, lots and lots of light. ¬†And after this, everything became easy, thanks to my handy Canon 430 EXII flash and my Demb Diffuser Pro. The […]

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Macro Photography On A Budget – Close-up Filter or Extension Tube

There has been a lot of discussion about this topic and my answer, again, is of course, it depends on your budget. Close-up filters are generally cheaper compare to extension tubes and extension tubes are cheaper compare to true Macro Lenses. What’s the difference between the two?

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Macro Mondays : Shooting Macro with a Telephoto Lens.

Taken using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens Some have asks if a telephoto lens can be use in macro photography. The answer is certainly yes. The photo above was taken on a foggy summer morning using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens. Although it’s not a real macro but a […]

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Macro Mondays – Shooting Macro/Closeup with a Digital Point and Shoot.

Taken years ago with a 5Mega Pixel Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 Last week I did a short introduction to Macro / Close-up Photography. Today, I’m going to post a few tips on how you can enjoy macro photography with just a digital point and shoot camera. Now, as I have mentioned on my previous post, most […]

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Part II – Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Review

To read Part I, please click here: Continuation of the Pro Optic Mini Review. Close Focusing Distance Comparison. Below are photos of the Extension Tube in use with a EF 85mm F/1.8: Close focusing distance 85mm with 13mm Extension Tube = 14.5 inches ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/160ISO200Focal Length85mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Pro Optic Budget Auto Extention Tube Set for Canon EOS SLR Cameras Review

Months ago I sold my awesome EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro thinking that I wasn’t really into macro photography, but guess what, it’s been three months and I’m still shooting macro and close up photos here and there. A month after I sold my 100mm macro I bought an extension tube from Adorama, just for the […]

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Dwellers Beneath the Bushes – Day 235

Part of the 2010 Daily Photo Project. I went to a nearby forest hoping to find some small creatures, and luckily I found one. Thank God. Gear: EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM Pro Optic Budget Auto Extention Tube Set for Canon EOS SLR

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Tendril – Just Beneath the Leaves – Day 234

Spent an hour in the pond nearby, I just sat on the bench looking afar, I suddenly noticed that I was staring blindly looking at nothing. I walk around, but cannot find anything that inspires me. Then I saw this hanging upside down just beneath the leaves of the tree infront me, and I new […]

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