So I recently bought this foldable softbox and finally got to mess around with it (thoughts at the end) with some of my Star Trek models.
A6000 and 50mm Minolta
So this was a fun couple of hours. My thoughts and view of the softbox
I don't believe we have a macro thread anywhere. At least I can't find one. I'll post a couple to get things started! I include decent close ups in the definition by the way. No need for 1:1 reproductions.
Unwrapped by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
Coriander seeds by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
Curious if anyone has had experience shooting macro with the Olympus TG-5 'Tough' compact camera? I miss the outstanding macro from my ancient LX7 (one of the nicer things about that camera) - and from what I hear, the TG-5 has a microscope mode which focuses down as close as something like 1...
The past few weeks have been spent cleaning out old storage areas and accumulated photography items from the past 40 or so years. I sold off some 4X5 systems, some duplicate lenses, and some stuff that I didn't think anyone wanted - but somebody did!
I've invested the proceeds in building a...
The Golden Shower tree I've been revisiting for the SiJ has a lot of new growth so I took a fresh photo in IR.
Converted in PS and local contrast enhanced in Perfect Effects 8 to modify the pale foliage.
I mentioned revisiting this tree on Day One and this is the first new leaves and bud. R and B channels inverted in PS and local contrast boosted with ALCE.
The brighter new leaves is, I suspect, due to less IR absorption as a protective measure.
I put the X100 in macro mode and clicked a few off blindly.....it was so bright I could hardly even see the screen. This was the best of them, but it's not easy getting this close to the bee while walking the dogs.