Tag Archives: macro

Mistake?/Failure?

I was giving my hands on macro presentation at a local camera club a few days ago and the image above reminded me of the long journey and hard work that it took to get to where I am. It also sparked an idea to share with you about one thing that I have learned […]

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Red

Whether it is a dramatic sunrise/sunset or a beautiful red flower, the color red is a challenging color to photograph. Why? In today’s digital photography world, most pros have taught you to push your histogram to the right edge without touching it and using your highlight alert indicator to show that you have no/very few blown […]

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The Most Important Camera Gear

Over the years I have given countless lectures at conferences, dealer events, or tradeshows. I really enjoy these events as it gives me the opportunity to share my photographic knowledge with you and your excitement and appreciation is very rewarding….but I am frustrated by a segment of photographers who hyperfocus on gear.  This is somewhat understandable […]

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Macro Flash Photography

I almost always use some sort of flash or external light source for my macro photography.  Most photographers are uncomfortable using a flash so I want to give you a few tips to help demystify its use. Even a pop up flash can work in a pinch to give your subject a little drama.  A […]

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Sigma 150mm macro lens first impressions

I wasn’t really in any rush to replace my Sigma 180mm macro as it has given me great results over the last 8 years.  The vast majority of my macro gallery were taken using that lens but the new lineup of Sigma O/S macro lenses has intrigued me and I wondered whether I could eek […]

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