Category Archives: Macro

Hand-held Hi Res Macro Tips

This article shares some Hand-held Hi Res Macro Tips and a selection of images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Many of the tips provided in this article can be used for hand-held macro photography that is not Hi Res. All of the images in this article were captured outdoors.

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Using a Macro Lens with Extension Tubes

Most of us use extension tubes and macro lenses separately for our close-up photography needs. As regular readers will know, I like to push my camera gear to see what will happen. This article features a selection of hand-held images captured by combining an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens with extension tubes. All of the photographs in this article were created at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.

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Hand-held Macro Flower Images

I brought my Olympus TG-5 with me during our recent trip to Ireland, as a bit of an insurance policy against rainy weather. While it did come in handy a number of times in this regard, I also used it for some hand-held macro flower images. This article shares a selection of hand-held macro flower images captured at the Irish National Stud & Gardens.

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Using Extension Tubes at Belvedere House

Planning for a less hectic schedule towards the end of an extended photographic field trip is always a good idea. Being able to slow down and relax a bit helps to recharge one’s creative battery. This article shares a selection of fifteen macro images captured using extension tubes at Belvedere House, Ireland.

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Using Extension Tubes with Nikon 1

One of the lenses never produced for the Nikon 1 system was a dedicated macro lens. Nikon 1 owners can still experiment with macro-type photography by using extension tubes. This article provides some tips on using extension tubes with Nikon 1 gear. Many of these suggestions can be used with other interchangeable lens camera formats.

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Hand-held Hi Res Macro Flower Images

My Olympus camera equipment arrived a couple of days ago. One of the things that I was really looking forward to trying out was the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. I had been wondering for a while whether it would be possible to create some Hand-held Hi Res macro flower images. This article shares a selection of photographs which illustrate my initial attempts.

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Ants Dragging Dinner Home

It is amazing what we can find to photograph right at our feet. I was out just before dinner today trying to photograph some ants. Not having any extension tubes or a macro lens with me made this a bit of a creative challenge. After experimenting for a little while, I noticed some ants dragging dinner home across my cement walk. I was intrigued. As is often said… small things amuse small minds.

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Composition Choices with Macro Flower Photography

Regardless of the camera gear each of us may use, we all face similar composition choices with macro flower photography. This article shares a number of macro flower images and discusses some common composition choices.

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Adding Perspective to Flower Macro Photography

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.

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Images from Canada Blooms

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.

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