Posts Tagged ‘close-up’

Classic Relics

15Jan17

Here are some images shot in an antique car lot not too far from home. The cars are lined up close to one another and their surroundings leave a little to be desired when it comes to picture-making. I decided to forgo my tripod and shoot more freely getting in close with my seldom used […]


MACRO Magic!

23May14

On a recent trip to photograph some old farms, some branches caught my eye. I was attracted to the way rain drops clinged to them … all in a row. So, after shooting the buildings for a while I decided to attach my 100mm macro lens and play with the branches before they dried. Facing […]


Something always seems to happen to me this time of year whereby I am compelled to join the legions of other photographers, focusing on flowers! As if never seen before, I am in awe of the incredible beauty and colors these wonderful subjects bring. Being among flowers, examining and photographing them can act to renew […]


Taking a trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for my first flower captures of the season, is a fun yearly ritual. This year, accompanied by 3 friends, our goal was to capture the beautiful blue, Himalayan Poppies. Their stay is always short-lived and we were lucky to find the last remaining few. So, […]


Here are two images from from just one of the set-ups we’ll be doing at Pinelands Photography School’s, MACRO Photography & The Natural World workshop next weekend. This is simply seltzer water and some plastic flowers in a small, square tank. I used an ordinary desk lamp and daylight balanced OttLite bulb to illuminate the […]


Here’s a fun technique to try with your macro lens! Get out early in the morning when there is dew on the grass and lay down facing the sun. With an open aperture in the f/2.8 – f/5.6 range, focus on one dew drop and shoot away. If you are hand-holding you’ll want to boost […]


This & That

25Nov12

I came home from a recent photography workshop in Cape Cod with quite an assortment of images. The workshop was led by the wonderful John Barclay & Jeff Lovinger and the equally wonderful participants came from Vermont to Virginia. We started out on a rather cloudy Thursday afternoon so instead of wishing for a sunset […]