From time to time I need to remind myself how important scale can be to an image. This short article illustrates how adding perspective to flower macro photography helps to create a sense of scale. All of the images in this article were captured hand-held using an Olympus TG-5 equipped with the Olympus LG-1 LED Light Guide.
Earlier this month my wife and I visited The National Home Show in Toronto. This show also includes a flower and garden event called Canada Blooms. This article shares a number of images from Canada Blooms, including some macro flower photographs. These were captured hand-held in the floral arrangement display area.
This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens. Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography
During our trip to New Zealand in the late fall of 2018 my wife and I made time to visit the Te Henui Cemetery in the city of New Plymouth. The first question that many of you may be asking yourselves is why someone would visit a cemetery when on a holiday. Continue reading A Visit to Te Henui Cemetery
When it comes to still photography I’m a ‘zoom guy’, preferring to shoot with zoom lenses rather than primes. While I use my three Nikon 1 prime lenses extensively for my client video work I almost never use them for still photography. For whatever reason I got the notion in my head to try photographing flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2 prime. Continue reading Photographing Flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2
A friend of mine recently took delivery of a new Nikon 1 J5 with two kit lenses, the 10-30 mm PD zoom and 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom. We visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory this morning to help him get some practice time with his new gear. I’ll be posting a few articles based on the images I took this morning. This one features a selection of 30-110 mm plant macro images. Continue reading 30-110mm Plant Macro Images
Like many folks I often venture out away from home to capture photographs of various plants and flowers. Recently I reminded myself that all I have to do is open the patio door to find some backyard beauty to photograph. Continue reading Backyard Beauty
In an earlier article the idea of corner exits as a composition tool was introduced. This article demonstrates some examples of using corner exits in garden photography. Continue reading Using corner exits in garden photography
As photographers we spend time considering how we want to compose an image. We often think about balance, leading lines, ‘rule of thirds’ and depth-of-field. Typically we associate aperture settings with depth-of-field. One of the factors we sometimes overlook is how lens focal length and depth-of-field are related. Continue reading Focal length and depth-of-field
One of the things that often sets one homeowner’s garden apart from another is the incorporation of some sculptures and garden whimsy. Continue reading Garden Sculptures and Whimsy