Articles - Still Life

Farewell, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Monday, 13th February, 2017

Today I sold my Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens. For a month or two, I had been thinking of offloading it, and once or twice previously, I had entertained the thought of selling it. I was recently put into contact with someone who might be interested in it, and today the buyer collected [ read more ]

2015 Retrospective: Intense and Focused

Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016

Now that we are well into the year 2016, it is time for a retrospective look at my photographic journey in 2015. The year can be summarised as intense and focused, as the majority of images I captured during 2015 were in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where we embarked upon an incredible seven-day safari with our friend and safari leader Mario [ read more ]

2014 Retrospective: Low-Output Year, but Such is Life

Saturday, 29th November, 2014

While we are not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it is close enough to publish a retrospective of the year from a photographic perspective. Firstly, it was my most low-output year on record; but with other commitments and interests, and a waning interest in photography, I can live with that. I only published [ read more ]

Overcoming the Challenge of Depth of Field in Macro Photography

Sunday, 16th February, 2014

As anyone who has experimented with macro photography will know, this style of photography, and more specifically the nature of the subjects and lenses used, makes achieving a suitable depth of field very challenging. Some photographers may like to produce the style of image where only one small part of the image is in sharp [ read more ]

Valentine Rose

Saturday, 15th February, 2014

On Valentine's Day of 2014, I bought some roses for Xenedette. I rarely shoot flowers or macro images, so I have shot an image combining both. I wanted some dramatic side lighting, and I wanted to highlight water droplets on the rich red petals, so I used my trusty LED headlamp in a darkened room [ read more ]