So, I’ve been in a bit of a Lensbaby mood these past few days. I’ve also done some macro photography, but I’ve definitely been leaning towards the happy distortion a Lensbaby brings…
I’m a bit contrary like that, focusing on one or two lenses then getting bored of them and needing something different to do. This is also due to the 365 project I’m doing, as having to take a “good” photo every day gets a bit tiresome at times. Anyway, some more photos 🙂
So, I’ve been experimenting with a Raynox 250, as I said in my previous post. This is essentially a lense that clips on to the front of a lense to get you even closer. When combined with a macro lense, you get even closer. This does have it’s problems though, in that even with steady hands there’s still some shake, requiring high shutter speeds and a bit of luck. A tripod would make life easier when it comes to shake, but also makes life more difficult if you want to freely explore an object.
If I was feeling brave, I could even throw in some extension tubes and get closer still, but there’s only so much you can do whilst retaining your sanity!
I will be keeping the Raynox close to hand as it’s useful, but will need more practice using. Here are a few images I’ve made using it, mostly clipped onto my Tamron 90mm.
After a bit of a hiatus from my blog, I’ve decided to upload my favourite photos from the past week. I’ve also been experimenting by using a raynox 250 on my 70-300mm lense, with mixed results. It works well when it wants to!
I realised after posting this that I included photos from my previous captures of the day (doh!). I still think they’re captures of the week too, so they’ll remain.
So, after being forced to use my phone the other day (after forgetting my camera battery), I thought I’d play with it some more. I bought some cheap Mpow clip on lenses, just for fun. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the results. I’m especially happy with the 20x macro lense. Here are a few of my favourites so far.
I spent a very nice hour and a half at Lake Community Gardens today. Had a mooch with the camera and got some shots I’m happy with.
Just two from today. This snail was very obliging. I almost moved it out of my way and then I thought to go and get my camera to photograph it. Taken with the Tamron 90mm Macro Lense, 12mm Extension Tube and Ring Flash.
I particularly like the ring flash effect on the “eyeball” of the eye stalk. Always fascinating seeing creatures up close.
More posts to follow soon.