We got this beautiful yellow roses last weekend that is starting to bloom, it is really beautiful and a great subject to photograph. So I decided to test my new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera and see how it does with macro. I use [...]
We got this beautiful yellow roses last weekend that is starting to bloom, it is really beautiful and a great subject to photograph. So I decided to test my new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera and see how it does with macro. I use the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom Micro Four Thirds Lens for Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds Cameras a Raynox DCR 250 and 1 speedlite on top fitted with a . Opteka OSG14 1/4-Inch Universal Honeycomb Speed Grid .
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 [...]
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, the sun is high up, no wind, just a perfect day to walk around and take some photos. So I grab may Tamrac 5562 Explorer 200 Camera Bag and inside are Canon EOS 60D , Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Macro Lens , the Sunpak RD2000C Camera Flash and Demb Flash Diffuser Pro .
Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is a really powerful tool. With it, you can make local adjustments to your photos with having to touch the entire photograph. This is one of my most used feature in Lightroom, let's take the photo above as an example. I used the adjustment brush to boost the exposure, brightness, shadow and details of the frog without touching the other parts of the photo. See the before and after image below:
Sometimes it is nice to remove colors in a photograph. Like the photo above, I converted it to a black and white photo with a vintage feel using lightroom. Taking colors out can sometimes add drama and creativity to your photo. I created a Lightroom 4 preset based on the photo above and you can download it here for free. Just tweak it a little bit to match your tastes and the mood of your photo .
We don't need to travel far to take photographs of wildlife. You can find many beautiful creatures to photograph in your sorroundings. Take for example this Grasshopper, I shot it yesterday morning on our backyard while I was having coffee. So next time you go into your backyard have your camera ready, you'll never know what you will find.
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.
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. Thankfully, I got one that I can use for this post.
When I got home, I immediately imported the photos from the PEN to my catalog, the photo is fine right of camera, but, decided to try to play with the Luminance Sliders in Lightroom.
This beautiful shiny dog bane beetle is trying to climb the leaf when I found him.
Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 I also use my Raynox DCR-250 for greater magnification, this allowed me to cut the minimum focus distance of the FD 50mm F/1.8 so I can move in much closer. The FD 50mm F/1.8 is not a macro lens and the minimum focus distance is 0.6m or around 23 inches. With the DCR-250 you can significantly cut this.
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