This weekend’s assignment is based on the previous article: An introduction to macro and close-up photography. Macro photography is challenging but it can be a lot of fun and it’s certainly something a little different. You’ll find macro opportunities from as close as your desk, to your back yard, to wherever you might go this weekend. Most cameras have a macro setting optimized for shooting close-ups so please join in. As always, share your results with the rest of us in the Photodoto discussion group. I’d love to discuss any challenges you had or innovative solutions you found for this assignment. Have a great weekend!
Macro photography is one of the most demanding disciplines of photography. The world of the small is a strange and unique place and makes some unusual demands on a photographer interested in capturing its beauty. Razor thin depth of field, extremely close working distances, and long exposure times combine to make macro photography a challenge. But it’s a challenge with a reward. Macros reveal a world that can’t be seen with the naked eye, alien landscapes, and strange creatures both beautiful and grotesque. I encourage you to try it. Many who do find a passion for macro photography they never knew existed.
Untitled, originally uploaded by jacalynsnana.
A striking macro with gorgeous, complementary colors and beautifully composed so that only the insect and leaf edge are within the depth of field.
Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
Photojojo.com this week points to a great idea for converting an old laptop computer into a digital photo frame (Popular Science). I happen to have a working late 90s vintage laptop sitting around gathering dust that I am going to convert. I’ll be sure to carefully document the entire process so that I can provide a bit more instruction than the Popular Science article did. Look for it in the coming weeks.
If you like combining photography and kids, there’s a great blog out there just for you run by husband and wife team Chris and Amy Frazier. It’s called Shooting the Kids and it’s a great resource for everything from kid-related creative ideas, to advice, and photography news.