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Jan 26

Snapshots: Closeup of everyday objects

Macro possibilities are almost everywhere. You just need to look.

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Jan 19

Snapshot: Tricycle fun

I was over at my in-laws’ place over the weekend and my son was riding his bike with his cousins. Above are some shots of my 2 and a half year old niece who’s just learning to pedal a tricycle. She’s very different from my son… she’ll sit still for you grab a shot. My …

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Jan 17

Snapshots: Patterns

In between stacking the polariser and ND8, I took the shots below using the polariser. The polariser is supposed to make leaves look more green by cutting out the reflections (particularly on glossy leaves). It’s always interesting how we don’t notice patterns in everyday objects. Patterns in plants are always amazing to study… symmetry and …

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Jan 09

Snapshot: Stars

This is a close-up of my son’s Santa hat… I liked the stars printed on it and wanted to get a bokeh effect. To do that, I used a 50mm F/1.8 with 3 close-up filters stacked together. Shot wirelessly with the SB-600 (snooted) at 1/128 power. In the end, I had 2 shots that stood …

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Dec 26

Making the most of one light and Photoshop

Taking macros is a lot of fun. You don’t need a large space to work with, and because your subjects mostly fit on a table-top, they are quite easy to light. The problem for me mostly is lighting the subject properly. From the picture above, a single flash for macro work is definitely usable (minor …

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