Regardless of the camera gear each of us may use, we all face similar composition choices with macro flower photography. This article shares a number of macro flower images and discusses some common composition choices.
From time to time I need to remind myself how important scale can be to an image. This short article illustrates how adding perspective to flower macro photography helps to create a sense of scale. All of the images in this article were captured hand-held using an Olympus TG-5 equipped with the Olympus LG-1 LED Light Guide.
Earlier this month my wife and I visited The National Home Show in Toronto. This show also includes a flower and garden event called Canada Blooms. This article shares a number of images from Canada Blooms, including some macro flower photographs. These were captured hand-held in the floral arrangement display area.
This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens. Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography
During our trip to New Zealand in the late fall of 2018 my wife and I made time to visit the Te Henui Cemetery in the city of New Plymouth. The first question that many of you may be asking yourselves is why someone would visit a cemetery when on a holiday. Continue reading A Visit to Te Henui Cemetery
Our friends at Photography Life have just published a new article, Experimenting with Flower Photography at f/1.2, that I wrote for the website. Continue reading Experimenting with Flower Photography at f/1.2 on Photography Life
When it comes to still photography I’m a ‘zoom guy’, preferring to shoot with zoom lenses rather than primes. While I use my three Nikon 1 prime lenses extensively for my client video work I almost never use them for still photography. For whatever reason I got the notion in my head to try photographing flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2 prime. Continue reading Photographing Flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2
Our friends at Photography Life have just published a new article, Hand-Held Close-Up Photography, that I wrote for the website. Continue reading Hand-held Close-up Photography on PL
A friend of mine recently took delivery of a new Nikon 1 J5 with two kit lenses, the 10-30 mm PD zoom and 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom. We visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory this morning to help him get some practice time with his new gear. I’ll be posting a few articles based on the images I took this morning. This one features a selection of 30-110 mm plant macro images. Continue reading 30-110mm Plant Macro Images
Like many folks I often venture out away from home to capture photographs of various plants and flowers. Recently I reminded myself that all I have to do is open the patio door to find some backyard beauty to photograph. Continue reading Backyard Beauty