Posts Tagged ‘macro’

A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

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What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star Wars film, this contraption is actually a macro flash adapter designed by Polish photographers Agnieszka and Ernest Lysak.

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The Beauty of Chemical Reactions Captured in Macro with a Panasonic GH4

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Beautiful Chemistry is a collaborative project that strives to bring the beauty of chemistry to the masses by using macro photography to capture chemical reactions as they happen. Shot in 4K using Panasonic’s GH4, these videos and stills bring to life a wondrous world invisible to the naked eye.

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DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

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Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. Fortunately, you don’t have to carry around a bunch of gear to solve these issues. In fact, a cheap plastic cup will do the trick all by itself! Read more…

Spellbinding Macro Photos of Fish and Reptile Eyes… and an Owlet

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Photographer Suren Manvelyan is back with more of the types of images that he’s made his name capturing. Namely: intense macro photographs of the strange shapes and landscapes found in animals’ eyes.

In 2011 we shared part one, in 2013 part two, and now we get to share part three: a fishy exploration into the eyes of animals that spend much or all of their time underwater… and an owlet. Read more…

Stunning Photographs of Rain Drop-Covered Flowers After a Storm

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Digital media designer and, for at least the last two years, photographer Bettina Güber recently shot a series of photographs that are stunning in their simplicity. Not overdone or over-processed, they’re simply photos of flowers and leaves from her backyard, covered in rain drops from the storm that recently passed through. Read more…

These Spider Fangs Aren’t Going to Photograph Themselves

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Here is a photograph of a Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus.

I won’t explain the biology of this delightful animal here – you may read about it at Wikipedia in greater arachnological detail. Instead, I want to show the process by which I arrived at this composition. Most photographs involve some combination of creativity and constraint, and this one was no different. Read more…

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of a presentation he shared at a B&H event earlier this year. In it, he gives a detailed look at the world of macro photography. Read more…

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above and Photoshop tutorial below offer a fantastic explanation of what focus stacking is, why and when you should be using it, and how to do it using software most of us already have installed and ready to go. Read more…

Beautiful Macro Photo of a Hummingbird’s Details

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In the world of macro photography, the speedy hummingbird isn’t the easiest subject. With a little patience, however, you could nail a shot that reveals details you normally can’t see when tracking the bird with your eye.

That’s what photographer Chris Morgan was able to do on a recent vacation in Bosque De Paz, Costa Rica (a 3,000 acre biological reserve).
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3D Printed DIY Macro Adapter Makes a Tilt-Shift Lens from Any Nikon F Mount Glass

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When it comes to DIY tilt-shift, there are a few different options out there, but none of them that we’ve seen are quite as impressive and practical as this 3D printed method from Instructables user Cpt.Insano. Read more…