A Little Bit of Macro


I’ve been feeling really good about my images lately. It has given me a boost to want to create more. Here’s a few that I’ve done over the weekend. All shot with available light with a single reflector for fill.

yellow roseI was getting an underexposed reading on the inside of the flower, and boosting it up would render the rest overexposed, so I used a reflector to fill the shadows a little.

fernAh, the fern. I struggled with this one a bit. I knew I wanted a much darker ambiance to wrap the whole image. This took a little bit of time to accomplish.  I had to shoot from different angles to get the image that I had in mind. In the end, I found that shooting above eye level yielded the best result. I used the silver side of my reflector to add some fill on the tip of the fern.

I ended up with a memory card full of images, but I had to be ruthless and keep only the best ones. That is another thing I’ve learned, to not be afraid to delete the ones that were simply ok. After all, I am trying to produce great images. It’ll probably take some time before I can completely adopt that mentality, but I’ll get there. One day at a time.

 

 

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21 thoughts on “A Little Bit of Macro

  1. Thanks for the tips here, Gracie. Also, thank you for the last advice – being ruthless about deleting pictures. My SD card and PC are getting too full already because I keep just about anything. :-)

  2. Superb Gracie ! The fern image is amazing !
    I have no problems deleting photos I find just ok, I always keep only the very best :)
    Have a beautiful day ! :)

    • I have thought about getting one, but at this point, I’ve other gears that I really want to get first before a ring flash ;)
      I think I can get away with the equipment that I have for now :)

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