Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good tradesmen don’t blame their tools.

Well like any good tradesman who should not blame the tools of the trade. I guess the next step is to first find out what are the important aspects of photography and in doing so find out what my camera is capable of, and make it work. I have already bought it, so I guess I am past the stage of finding out then going shopping.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Small Flowers

These photos are not too bad, I took about 20 shots though and only 2 are worth posting.
I would like to get it closer to 20 from 20.
Well I hear practice makes perfect.

Small Cactus Summary

Images seem to be better, working with different lights and close up lens.
Finding photography is areal art.

Small Cactus

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Personal Observations

First three photos are not too bad, apart from the shadow.
No one would know what the last photo was without seeing the previous 3.

How do you record the settings used to replicate next time?

Please post a comment, if you are aware of any software used for the purpose of recording photo information.

First Test Subject: Truffle

Starting the journey:

First looking for hints, searching macro-photography on the internet. As usual first to pop up is wikipedia, so I will start here.

Depth of field is extremely small when focusing on close objects; a small aperture (high f-number) is often required to ensure sufficient depth of field.
Limited depth of field is an important consideration in macro photography. This makes it essential to focus critically on the most important part of the subject, as elements that are even a millimetre closer or farther from the focal plane might be noticeably blurred.
The problem of sufficiently and evenly lighting the subject can be difficult to overcome. Some cameras can focus on subjects so close that they touch the front of the lens. It is impossible to place a light between the camera and a subject that close, making extreme close-up photography impractical. A normal-focal-length macro lens (50 mm on a 35 mm camera) can focus so close that lighting remains difficult.

The photo that started it all.

A trip to a park to get some photos with my new digital camera.
Found a spider; colours were awsome, I took about 100 photos however, could not capture the spider.
This blog will start a journey of how to photograph what I call my invisible spider.

In the center of this photo is a very colourful spider!
Take my word for it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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