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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Macro photography : Seeing in another perspective Part I

Hi guys, I'm going to feature today's post on macro photography. With macro photography, we get to see things different that we would normally overlook daily.

I can't afford a real macro lens, so I'm using a $5 extension tube set that I put in between my camera and lens. They are really painful to use as I have to set the aperture, trick the camera into thinking the lens is still connected by removing the lens while holding down the DOF preview button, mounting it onto the tubes, and then trying to look through the viewfinder which is now so dark that I can't see anything (Because the aperture is manually held half shut). Then on top of that I have to set manual settings for the shutter speed and focusing.

It is extremely time consuming and frustrating, but something is better than nothing :P.

Here are a few of my images. They are all mine and taken with my Canon 30D + Tubes + 50mm f/1.8 and occasionally my cheapo ebay flash ($60) + cheapo ebay flash triggers ($11). A Canon flash would cost $400+ and a set of pocket wizard triggers would cost $300+. The triggers I own are known as the "Poverty Wizards". :D.


This is a macro shot of a spinach leaf, I put my flash under and snapped this. I really like how the "veins" light up with contrast.

Jan 5 - Spinach Macro
Shot with Canon 30D + 50mm f/1.8 + Various attachments.


Guess what this is :D? A strawberry! Pretty cool, huh? It actually looks like there is glitter inside.

Feb 9 - Sparkle
Shot with Canon 30D + 50mm f/1.8 + Various attachments.


This was taken when it was snowing at my place. It's not that great of a shot but I don't have many macro photos and I'm saving some for my next post ;D

Feb 21 - Snow Cone
Shot with Canon 30D + 50mm f/1.8 + Various attachments.

That's all for today, let me know what you guys think :) The next post will have a few more of my other macro shots + a photo of my tubes and camera for those interested.

Thanks for looking!

33 comments:

  1. Those are some cool shots!

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  2. I really need a macro lens.

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  3. these are some well done pictures my friend

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  4. Sparkle reminds me of red blood cells

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  5. That snow cone was awesome, sweet pics thanks

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  6. Wow, those look good! the spinach one is cool :D

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  7. These are beatiful man thanks for sharing.

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  8. I freaking love macro photos, amazing shots, thanks!

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  9. Beautiful and calming to the mind. awesome!

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  10. that is some good effort, especially with your current gear. :D

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  11. The strawberry picture is fantastic

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  12. Dang! These are some kickin pics :)

    Keep up the good work and come visit moby, he got some cool new LED lights.

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  13. wow this is so interesting! macro lets us see a different view on the world, a much smaller and detailed one. awesome pictures!

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  14. beautiful one of the strawberry!!

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  15. I love the strawberry one! That is so awesome! I'm tempted to start rambling off suggestions, but I'm sure anything looks awesome that close. More please!

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  16. I had no idea there was a bunch of hexagons on strawberries! It looks disgusting close up :(

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  17. Really good as always, that strawberry pic is great!

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  18. this shit is awesome. strawberry blew my mind.
    +followed

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  19. that picture of the strawberry is just insane!

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  20. Those are lovely pictures keep up the good work

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  21. love the colors... oh, the COLORS !

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  22. I like the snow cone. That's impressive.

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  23. nice close up shots man. i really like them.

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  24. That strawberry looks really weird from that perspective up close.

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  25. I love these. The strawberry is absolutely fantastic!

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  26. That's cool, i don't know much about photography but those pictures look good.

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  27. Another great post! keep up the good blogging!

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  28. sorry i had to come back to check more of this art! its just so amazing!

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  29. pretty good shots. without having the right equipment.

    i hope to get into photography
    following.

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