Category Archives: Macro

Bees One-Handed

This article shares my experiences earlier today, photographing bees one-handed using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Finding their use too restrictive, I’ve always hated using tripods, even with macro photography. So today I decided to do something a little different from the norm.

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HHHR Increases Dynamic Range

Some testing done by the folks at Photonstophotos shows that the E-M1X’s Handheld Hi Res mode HHHR increases dynamic range.  And, not just by a fraction, but to a significant degree. If you have not visited Photonstophotos before I would encourage you to do so. This is a great website that provides a wealth of information.

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Macro Flower Photo Art

This article shares a selection of 18 flower and foliage images that were processed into macro flower photo art. The ‘poster edges’ filter treatment in Topaz was used in a consistent manner on all of the images to make them part of a photographic family.

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Natural Light with Macro Photography

Many of us who prefer to shoot handheld are also skewed to use natural light in our images. This article shows some examples of natural light with macro photography. All of the images in this article were captured handheld at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) in Burlington Ontario. I used the Handheld Hi Res mode (HHHR) with my Olympus OM-D E-M1X for all of the photographs in this posting.

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The Beauty of Guitars

The beauty of guitars is something that has always captivated me. I love the fretboards. The intricate mechanical workings of bridges. How electric pickups look against wood. Even simple things like guitar strings wound around tuning posts. This article shares a selection of handheld macro photographs that attempt to capture the beauty of guitars. One thing is certain… my camera does these instruments far more justice, than does my ability to play them!

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Handheld Focus Stacked Macro Butterfly Images

During a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I concentrated on capturing some handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images, using an Olympus E-M1X and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. This article features a selection of handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images and discusses some practical considerations when using this Olympus in-camera feature.

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Handheld Macro Focus Stacking

Over the past number of months I’ve had a few Olympus camera owners ask if I had tried the in-camera focus stacking feature of my OM-D E-M1X. Yesterday I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) in Burlington Ontario and did some handheld macro focus stacking test images.

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