Articles Tagged 'Macro'
It has been a long time since I shot a macro image, and in all honesty, I am not a great macro photographer. In 2017, I sold my macro lens, as I was making changes to my gear lineup, and it was a lens that was rarely used, and did not really suit my wants [ read more ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]