Category: Macro

On averaging(,) wool and the shadow test

Noise is your friend, noise is your enemy. Depends on who you are. For a photographer noise is mostly unwanted. So there are millions of options and tool, how to get rid of noise. The easiest one being reducing your ISO to 200 or lower. This might be OK if you have time and lots

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Drilling through light

Drilling through light, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. It is Monday, autumn and I shoot a macro again. Today’s topic in macro monday is metal – so I chose a drill. And I drilled for light because this was the strangest thing ever I had to light. Whatever you do, you have to live

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Sucked into a seashell

Sucked into a seashell, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. The funny thing on macros is that you see and realize the small details. Textures and colors get their own life on the big screen. In this one I used two LED-lamps as spots and had a 18-55mm reversed with approximately 50mm. I changed the

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