Tag: Macro / Close-Up

Stacking Dandelions to Get a Dandelion

It came pretty good. I took 8 frames and pick 4 to use for focus stacking. I shot this handheld, turning the focus ring on each shot to focus to a portion of the dandelion head.

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Smile, Your On The Spot – Testing the Sunpak RD2000C Camera Flash

Photo above was shot with the Canon EOS 60D, the Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens, tiny Sunpak Flash and the Demb flash diffuser pro, shot at 1/250, F/7.1, ISO 100. I don't have any schedule for my next football match, so I'm doing some macro and hunting for bugs. It's a great day today, […]

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Download the iLuminance Lightroom Preset

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print   I created a Lightrom 4 Preset for the Luminance settings I applied to the photo on yesterday's posts and I'm making it available for everyone to use. You can apply it into your photos and see what happens, adjust the sliders to tweak.   ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL1Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/200F […]

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Use Lightroom Luminance to Give Life To Your Photo

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print A really busy bee. Early this morning I went for a walk around our block instead of my usual 5 mile run. While passing by my neighbors garden,  I saw this bee hanging on a bud and snap a couple of shots before it flew. I'm sure they won't mind. […]

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Ideas / Subjects for Macro Photography

I’m not a big macro shooter, but there are times that I feel like I want to get close to nature and that’s when I shoot macro. What I love about macro photography is the fact that there are a lot of subjects to choose from, my favorites is to shoot insects/bugs and some flowers, […]

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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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Racing in the Snow? This isn’t right.

Shot at 50mm at F/9 in aperture priority, iso 400, On Camera Flash with 430EX II with Demb Diffuser pro Camera Gear : Canon Rebel XS Canon 430 EX II Speedlite Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC II ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/200ISO400Focal Length50mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Tow Mater Stranded

Snow is starting fall here in the east coast so what could be great subject for todays photo of the day. After seeing some snow that accumulated over the night, I immediately thought of bringing tow mater outside for a quick snap. Shot at 50mm at F/8 in aperture priority, iso 400, On Camera Flash […]

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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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DIY Macro Studio / Light Tent / Light Box for Less than $5.00

Yeap, only $5.00. That’s assuming you have all the materials needed, like the box, the garbage bag, poster boards etc. I was looking for some cheap chinese made light tents on ebay but they still cost around $30 a set, so I said to myself, why not make one, and here’s what I came up. […]

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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? ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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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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Macro Monday – Fun and Joy With Macro Photography

Photo of a rare endangered frog. Taken at a controlled environment at the National Zoo Today is the start of what I call Macro Monday, and every week, I will post tips on macro and close-up photography. Aside from street photography I also love and enjoy macro and close up photography. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL […]

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A Different Outlook – Macro

The more I do macro the more I get hooked. Maybe because macro gives me a new way of loooking at things, it gives me a chance to see things the way I have never seen before. Likfe for example the photo of the dandelion above, years ago, I pretty sure I would have never […]

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