I don’t normally make enough time for abstract art and fine art photos. I have recently moved into my new studio and with some new equipment, I am feeling inspired. Here are just a few samples of macro and photoshop techniques I have been working on.
Some Summer Stuff.
I have a beautiful Oriental Stargazer Lily blooming right now and I can’t get enough. Breaking out my handmade macro lens and waited until it rained a little bit. These blooms are the size of my hand, about 8″ across and they smell amazing. One of my favorite lilies in the yard. Again, the…
Exploring New Equipment.
I found a set of macro extensions on eBay for really cheap and they convert my regular lens into a macro lens with 3 different ratios, 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3. Essentially, all the macro extensions do is extend the image nodal point further from the image plane and increasing magnification with each tube. I bought…
Focus Stacking: Hemerocallis fulva ‘Flore Pleno’
I am having success overall with my focus stacking I believe and I photographed one of my orange lilies that are blooming right now. This is a stack of 6 images that were shot at 1:3 at f/45 and merged in Photoshop. I cut out just the flower in the image and then put it…
Focus Stacking: Dreamcatcher.
This is a trinket that I have had for a long time and I have always wanted to take pictures of it. This is done with a focus stacking technique using and 150mm macro lens, 32 images and blending in PS CS6.
This was for my Macro class, it is a small skull I bought at a Halloween store years ago and I finally got a chance to use it for one of my assignments. This is a 1:3 shot @ f/57.
I photographed this caterpillar with my Fuji UVIR Camera and played with the color channels a little bit in Photoshop.