Experiencing a salad, like so many things in life, is something that we often take for granted… seldom giving it much thought.
In many parts of the developed world we just assume that things are going to be there for us. Food in our local supermarket. Electricity when we flip a switch. A roof over our heads to protect us from the elements. Heat for our homes. Medicine at the pharmacy.
This is not the reality that faces billions of people around the world each day.
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This article features a selection of high contrast plant macro images. All were photographed handheld using the Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash.
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This article features some early morning garden photography captured handheld during a light, misty rain. Early morning is one of the best times of the day to create images of flowers as we have soft light with which to work.
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This article discusses macro plant composition techniques. All of the macro photographs in this posting were captured one-handed using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X with an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens.
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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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We have a cherry pie tradition in our family that we have maintained for many years and continued it during these challenging times with COVID-19.
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This HHHR extreme noise test shows a detailed comparison of HHHR (handheld hi res) versus standard resolution images. I’d like to thank one of our readers, Colin McNaught, for his suggestion to compare a Handheld Hi Res (HHHR) image to a standard resolution image. Continue reading HHHR Extreme Noise Test
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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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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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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