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.
HHHR macro (handheld high resolution) photography is quickly becoming one of my favourite pastimes. It is a great example of how advances in camera technology can challenge our existing beliefs about photography. In this case, handheld high resolution macro images. This article shares a selection of HHHR macro images captured at the RGB (Royal Botanical Gardens) in Burlington Ontario.
Macro photography opens up a whole new world for us as photographers. We get to see and capture images of things around us in ways that bring us new perspectives. This article demonstrates three basic macro shooting angles for insects. Our subject for this article is a grasshopper.
Sometimes inspiration can find us when we least expect it. A few days ago I was at LaSalle Park photographing some birds when I happened to look across Hamilton harbour at the local steel mill. It occurred to me that for more than three decades I’d driven past this facility countless times at night. Throughout all of those years I had never once stopped to create an image of the steel mill after dark. I decided then and there that I’d return before sunrise to photograph that steel mill at night.
There are a few different ways to capture macro images, some of which can be quite intricate. I dislike using tripods and I don’t have much patience for complicated set-ups. So, my preference is to shoot macro photographs handheld. This short article features a selection of f/11 butterfly macro images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, coupled with an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. An Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash was also used.
This article features a small selection of Niagara Falls Live ND photographs captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X.
As a follow up to our recent article, Hi Res Cactus Images, this posting features some Floral Showhouse macro images of flowers. All photographs were captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens, using the Handheld Hi Res Mode.
This article features a selection of wild bird flash images. These were captured handheld using the Olympus FL-700WR Wireless Radiowave flash during a recent early morning visit to Hendrie Valley.
I recently went to LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario to photograph some birds-in-flight using Pro Capture L mode with my Olympus OM-D E-M1X. This article features 25 consecutive images of some swans in flight, along with some commentary about using Pro Capture L for these photographs.