Tag: Macro

Extension tubes: Macro on a budget

If you want to experiment into the macro photography world the best cost efficient option is to use extension tubes. These are exactly what their name says, an extension tube we place between the camera body and the lens. This has the effect of moving the lens further away from the sensor increasing the magnification of the lens. The larger… Read more →

Nature is a stand-up comediant

A macro shot of a small flower. I used my 24-70 mm with extension tubes. They don;t have the electrical connections so the camera defaults to a max. aperture and focus is manual. I find it easier to move back and forth to focus. DoF is razor thin!   Read more →

Green Lips

A close-up shot of a leaf in my backyard. Used my Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8L that has a magnification of 0.5x. Some vendors call this a macro lens. I don’t think so 😉 I always use DPP to convert from RAW and sometimes, like on this one, I transfer the file to Photoshop to do some extra editing. here I… Read more →

Chlorophyll Heart

  I feel like I’m repeating myself saying this, I did not use Photoshop or any other post processing tool. I made this shot hanging a leaf from a stick. Place a yellow paper as background. I place the set up close to a window during a sunny day. I cover the window so the background paper had all the… Read more →