Macro photography is an area of photography that I have always dreamed about being about to play with. I have seen some really creative close ups of everyday objects, but always thought that a macro lens was outside my budget. However Continue reading “Lowepro Logo Macro Detail”
Still life, close up / macro photography has been something of a summer project for me. Rarely have I had the chance to use my newly acquired second-hand close up filter on the front of my Nikor 50mm f/1.8 lens but last week I was lucky enough to spend the whole day playing with Lego. Apart from the great sense of nostalgia I felt getting out my old toys and fooling around, it was a very interesting technical exercise and I learn a lot.
This photograph was also taken with flash (a Nikon SB-800) off camera. I found that the tripod wasn’t as useful as I had imagined because the shutter speeds were so short. Also I prefer the look of the depth of field at f/2.8 rather than f/1.8 – this goes back to portraits though and this photo is a portrait of a Lego man.
Engine detail photography is something I picked up from my father. He has some amazing engine photographs, mainly of motorbikes but also of bigger things. I photographed this Helicopter engine at the Museum of Science and Continue reading “Alvis Leonides Engine Detail”
The natural light was falling on this birthday cake at the perfect angle when I took this photograph and although at first it was almost deleted, on closer inspection it appeared very sharp so I thought it might be worth processing. Taken last Continue reading “Icing Flowers Detail on Birthday Cake”
This was the second photograph in my “instruments” series of photographs, found at the same location as the previous but this time it is a small (about four inches square at the based) bronze statue. This is the kind of photograph we often see on Continue reading “Study of Bronze Instruments Statue”