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Finding Good Subjects to Photograph – Part 2

By Steve Russell “Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform them by photographing them.” – Morley Baer   “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” That happened to me this week. I had an article almost completed that was loosely based on […]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens? These nifty little gadgets may be for you! A reverse mount adapter, or “reversing ring”, like this one from Fotodiox, is an adapter that attaches to the filter thread on the front of a lens and makes it possible to attach the lens in reverse. The […]

Your March Photo Challenge Contributions

The March 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “simplicity”, and the Challenge Technique is “macro”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! I must say that I have been REALLY enjoying everyone’s contributions – we have some really amazing photographers in our midst! All of your efforts […]

March Photo Challenge

Another month, another Challenge! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or […]

Freelensing

While perusing the Internet for new photography techniques, I came across something referred to as “freelensing”. This technique is achieved by detaching the lens from the camera but holding it in place, then shifting the lens around to focus the shot. Shafts of light are “leaked” into the image, a high degree of bokeh is […]

Bokeh

The term bokeh refers to the out-of-focus areas of an image, when using a shallow depth-of-field to focus on something in the foreground of an image. To achieve it, simply focus on something in the foreground while using the lowest numbered f-stop possible on your camera/lens combination. Using the “macro” setting (typically a flower icon) […]

Did you say Macro? Here’s a lil’ something about them macro lenses…

After I made the last post on insect photography, one of our readers sent me an email saying that he’s not getting ‘that magnification’ with his Canon 60mm macro lens, and how should he go about trying to achieve it. This I realized is a doubt in many people’s minds, so with today’s post, I […]

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