Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
Thread started 28 Nov 2012 (Wednesday) 18:54
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

What would best help my macro shooting?

 
andrikos
Goldmember
Avatar
1,905 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Sep 2008
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
     
Nov 29, 2012 11:15 |  #16

LV Moose wrote in post #15303903 (external link)
I rarely use a tripod, but love my Manfrotto when I do need to, like shooting this wasp nest at a weird angle over a long period of time.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/_moose_/5864510​288/  (external link)
IMG_1365_900x (external link) by .Moose. (external link), on Flickr

Shots can be seen here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=12598789&p​ostcount=1
and here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=12646512&p​ostcount=1

Pringles FTW!
Awesome setup. :)


Think new Canon lenses are overpriced? Lots (and lots) of data will set you free!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
dodgyexposure
Goldmember
2,874 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Likes: 234
Joined Jul 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
     
Nov 29, 2012 19:30 |  #17

LV Moose wrote in post #15303903 (external link)
I rarely use a tripod, but love my Manfrotto when I do need to, like shooting this wasp nest at a weird angle over a long period of time.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/_moose_/5864510​288/  (external link)
IMG_1365_900x (external link) by .Moose. (external link), on Flickr

Shots can be seen here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=12598789&p​ostcount=1
and here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=12646512&p​ostcount=1

Love the diffuser. What's that on the front of the Pringles can? Looks like a paper plate, but presumably you have something across the front?


Cheers, Damien

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LV ­ Moose
Moose gets blamed for everything.
Avatar
23,357 posts
Gallery: 209 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 4234
Joined Dec 2008
     
Nov 29, 2012 19:35 |  #18

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15306166 (external link)
Love the diffuser. What's that on the front of the Pringles can? Looks like a paper plate, but presumably you have something across the front?

Styrofoam bowl. I stapled a thin sheet of packing foam to it... the kind that might be on a TV or laptop screen when buy them. Works fairly well. A split sheet of paper towel works, or tissue paper; the kind you might wrap a shirt in before you box it. But those two materials tear easily.


Moose

Gear... Flickr (external link)...Flickr 2 (external link)...
Macro (external link)...Hummingbirds (external link)
Aircraft (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dodgyexposure
Goldmember
2,874 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Likes: 234
Joined Jul 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
     
Nov 29, 2012 20:17 |  #19

LV Moose wrote in post #15306183 (external link)
Styrofoam bowl. I stapled a thin sheet of packing foam to it... the kind that might be on a TV or laptop screen when buy them. Works fairly well. A split sheet of paper towel works, or tissue paper; the kind you might wrap a shirt in before you box it. But those two materials tear easily.

Thanks. I'm looking for material to diffuse my ringflash - the packing foam may do the trick.


Cheers, Damien

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
watt100
Cream of the Crop
14,021 posts
Likes: 29
Joined Jun 2008
     
Nov 30, 2012 04:27 |  #20

LV Moose wrote in post #15306183 (external link)
Styrofoam bowl. I stapled a thin sheet of packing foam to it... the kind that might be on a TV or laptop screen when buy them. Works fairly well. A split sheet of paper towel works, or tissue paper; the kind you might wrap a shirt in before you box it. But those two materials tear easily.

looks like a good rig for macro shooting, thx for the set-up shot




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kfreels
Goldmember
Avatar
4,297 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Princeton, IN
     
Nov 30, 2012 13:38 |  #21

photoguy6405 wrote in post #15303000 (external link)
I think I just had a "V8 moment" <slaps forehead>

:!:

You're giving your age away. I made a similar reference once with my kids around and they didn't have a clue what I was talking about.


I am serious....and don't call me Shirley.
Canon 7D and a bunch of other stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kfreels
Goldmember
Avatar
4,297 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Princeton, IN
     
Nov 30, 2012 13:41 |  #22

To the OP - Macro is a lot of work. A macro rail will help a lot. At those magnifications you have very limited DOF so shoot with smaller apertures which means .....more light. Lots of good advice here on how to get it. One last thing - do a search on "focus stacking". Of course, that's only good for stationary subjects but it can be pretty useful.


I am serious....and don't call me Shirley.
Canon 7D and a bunch of other stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,778 views & 0 likes for this thread
What would best help my macro shooting?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is ddoeing1
1109 guests, 311 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.