Saturday, 27 June 2015

MORE Macro Photography!

Hello bloggers! I know it has been a while since I have last posted but I've been focusing on other things these past few weeks and been side tracked... But I'm back and with more macro photography!

This new lens that I have bought is absolutely amazing and I can't stop using it I just love seeing how this lens can magnify such small objects and so after we had a lot of rain I went out and focused on raindrops on flowers and had a look at what they would look like with the macro lens.
I focused on flowers that were bright and colourful that would stand out and help the small raindrops stand out too. I'm still trying to get used to the settings with the lens so some of them may have too much of an out of focus effect on them but I'm getting there... slowly.
I want to now try and focus on different things with my macro lens so looking at people and textures and filling my frame up on my camera with patters and textures and it can be really simple things but just zooming in to show that texture and detail enlarged.

I edited a few of the images to make them look sharper and the colours stand out more and become more separated from each other rather than blending in and not having that individuality.
I will be posting very soon so make sure you keep an eye out for my posts - thank you for reading and looking at my images.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Macro Photography

So with it being nice weather today, I decided to go on a little walk to test out my new macro lens that I bought. It's something that I've been wanting for months now and I've finally got round to buying one and it is absolutely brilliant. The lens is a 60mm Canon macro lens and the close-ups you can get with it is stunning.

I focused today on flowers and also wanted to try taking images of insects and I mean some of the things you couldn't see on the flowers, you could with this macro lens. It brings out all the little details and with the shallow depth of field it helps highlight the small details captured on the camera.
Both the ladybird and the spider were having lunch while I was taking the images and it was so interesting to watch the spider wrap up the fly in a web and then eat it and I could capture this with the macro lens. It was incredible because the spider was so small and to take pictures of it and to see all the detail is amazing.
It has been a lot of fun since I have received this lens and I can't stop taking pictures with it. It's definitely something that I will be experimenting with for a while. I think now I've focused on flowers, I will be looking at texture next and focusing on different paintwork, bricks, buildings and surfaces. It will make a good project I think.

Thank you for looking at the images and reading my post - any questions, comments or ideas for projects please let me know.