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Macro Mania

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Ed Moxley, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Well-Known Member

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    Let's see some of your macro pictures............:)
    I played around with my macro lens today and got these.
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  2. Scott Merryfield

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    Very cool, Ed!
    I wish I could join in, but I've never been much of a macro shooter -- don't even own a true macro lens.
     
  3. Ed Moxley

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    Thanks........
    You probably could do it if any of your lenses can get pretty close, and focus good.
     
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    What camera and lens did you use for these? They are amazing.
     
  5. Ed Moxley

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    Thanks.
    I used a Nikon D7000 and Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens, along with my SB-900 speedlight (off camera).
     
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    Some of my favorite macro shots:
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    11-DT-Spider-1758 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    10-SpiderLunch-4777 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    Strogg Macro 1 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    08-Mantis-2886 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    Smiles3 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    YJChicken9 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    08-NFC-Cricket-9037 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    09-cicada-1561 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    07-Summer-5759 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    08-Sig150-3213-Terra Cotta Warrior by Kadath, on Flickr
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    Bugs-1404 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    12-D4-Test-0724 by Kadath, on Flickr
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    12-D4-Test-0102 by Kadath, on Flickr
    Note: These are my faves, not necessarily my BEST =)
     
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    Also, if you ever want inspiration from a true macro master, may I introduce Lord V!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/
     
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    Neat!
     
  9. Ed Moxley

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    Very nice guys.............. :)
     
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    VERY nice!
     
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    Some excellent macro work. I really should get out and do some macro, especially since I have the long-discontinued Nikon 70-180 Micro, one of the coolest lenses ever made.
     
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    BTW, somewhat off topic, but it was mentioned. I just got Lightroom and have no idea what it does different from Photoshop. Anyone care to enlighten me?
     
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    I use Lightroom for basic adjustments to the tone curve, sharpening, exposure, color, etc. I rarely use Photoshop anymore to do any of that. What I do use Photoshop for is more significant "photoshopping" like cloning, healing brush, adding text if needed, and layers work. Lightroom can do some of those things, like cloning and healing, but on a much more limited basis.

    Lightroom is also great photo organizing and management software.
     
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    I use Lr for importing, sorting and keeping track of my images.
    I use Lr for all image wide adjustments, minor adjustments with brushes, and things like red eye removal. Color balance and tone and cropping are all i do to 90% of my images.
    I use Ps for pixel level edits, the VERY rare for me merge to HDR, and stitching together panos. None of these can be done in Lr.
    EVERYTHING you can do in Lr can be done in Ps, the opposite is not true.
    BUT Ps is optimized for doing those things very finely on one image at a time. Lr is optimized for high volume edits to batches of photos.
    If you are the type of photographer who will go out for an afternoon of shooting and come back with a dozen very specific shots that match up to refined sensibilities PS is probably more your bag. If you go out regularly and shoot photos as 'events' where you want to capture the ebb and flow of things as they occur and give a lot of details in dozens of pictures, Lr is the way to go.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Being mostly a sheet film photographer, I think it is fairly obvious which app is more my style, not to say I will never shoot any events that might be suitable for batch processing. It's just that I was upgrading PS and Adobe had a deal on LR if you bought them together, so I figured I'd give it a shot. My real ambition (probably never to be realized) is to start shooting medium and large format B&W film again, scanning them and finishing digitally. There is a neat digital printer right next door to work. You guys should check them out.
    http://www.fineprintimaging.com/
     
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