Posts Tagged ‘macro-photography’

Photo Links for 30-03-2010

A few links to various photo-related topics have caught my eye in the last few days:


Photo of the Day – Water Drop

Inspired by this strobist post, I decided to have a go at capturing some water drops. Actually, I mostly saw the post title and said to myself, “Okay, I’ve never done that before. Let’s give it a try,” And failed to actually read the article. I went ahead and set up my shot, took it, processed it and only later did I check out the handy tips in the post! I think I might give it another shot sometime soon armed with the added knowledge there.

Water DropletSo, here’s my first attempt at shooting wee water drops:

See it larger on flickr.

Given my fondness for elements of randomness and chance in photos, I’m surprised I haven’t played around with this before. I have no excuse now that I know a bit more about how to do it.

Lighting info: One speedlight on the background. That’s it! Mr. Strobist has already told you what you need to know.

 

 

 


Picture of the Day – Mini Hippo

I’ve had itchy feet lately and, a couple nights ago, while contemplating the fact that I couldn’t responsibly head to the airport and get on a plane to, say, Tanzania to shoot some wildlife, I decided to go with the only option I had in the house: a toy hippo. Sure, it’s not as exciting as watching a real hippo, not by any stretch, but when you have no real hippos available to you in the evening, few other options remain.

One little tub of water and a few speedlights later and you get this, a portrait of a miniature hippo. Click for a larger version:

Miniature Hippo

A little bit of fun, and really, I wouldn’t be have been able to fit a full-size hippopotamus into the kitchen.

Lighting info: One speedlight on the background with a blue gel. One just left of camera with blue gel. One camera right with a grid to light the hippo.

 

 

 



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