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…
The ultramacro lens for Sony Nex
Actually I do not think the Yasuhara Nanoha is not really a macro lens. It is more like the missing link between a macro lens and a microscope. The lens comes with a 3 LED lighting which is fixed to the lens. A screw driver is included, so you could remove it. There is also…
A snowflake of summer – a short one on magnification
There it is finally. The awakening of my lust for photography after a longer break. And the journey will start again, where it once started: In the macro dominion.
How much water does a bee need?
No really! That is no trick question. I visited the botanical garden today and it was hot. Not hot as in hot but hot as hot as in hell. So stand in the middle of all the plants and start to question myself: How much water does a bee hive need? Do bees actually need…
The beauty with the awful sound
I asked my dentist if I could have some old drills and I got lucky. And this is the beauty with the awful sound. Goosepimps anybody? I also changed the theme for my website to a more graphic one. The first page will look different by the time I have more entries, due to the…
Lined paper, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I tried to shoot another macro but wanted to use a different light. A bunch of paper was used – you can see the edges and lines of the paper. A white LED was the light source from the left and a laser pointer was used from…
Laser spring, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I did a macro of a spring from a pen. When trying different sorts of light I got nice interference patterns when lightpainting with a laser pointer. If you look at the stars on the right you can see them. I did less magnification so you can…
Macros with Retroadapter
Macros with Retroadapter, ein Album auf Flickr. My ultra macros are getting more and more. Looking back I only can say, that I learned a lot. I learned a lot of the things I already wrote about: use a tripod, move the object and not the camera, shoot tethered and so on.
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…