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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 12:43 am » by The57ironman


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Nono you dont have to have the whole thing in focus.
Just Always keep the face or interesting part in focus..

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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 12:44 am » by domdabears


Lowsix wrote:
Dom Da Bears wrote:
Lowsix wrote:No man, credit where credit is due..

My lenses wont pull that off.
Youre ready to start selling.
Get the whole bug in the frame, and leave it off center so art directors can put type next to or around the image, and i bet youd start selling images immediately.

no lie.

I know. I'm doing "super macro". It's hard to get the bug in there when I gotta focus so close up.

I had the aperture to high on the grasshopper. It was at 11. Should have used 22.

But I just wanted his face really.


Nono you dont have to have the whole thing in focus.
Just Always keep the face or interesting part in focus..
(and then dont worry about the rest)

just get the whole BUG in the frame.
(this is so the art director can control where they crop it.)

(I see what you mean..this advice isnt for long bugs like that grasshopper horizontal shot..just the rest..)

Try this..it works REALLY well..
Pop up your onboard flash..set camera to manual..
Set the flash (on manual) at half or full power...and set the f-stop to its highest...
f22 or 32, depending on focal length. iso @ 100 always.

You will trip the fuck out at what gets lit up and captured..
(although some of yours are so clear you may already be doing that..but if not try it..)

Youre doing awesome ..im jealous actually.

:yell: :yell: :shooting: :bang; :hell:

:cheers:


With those photos, I'm so close up I don't think the flash will even show up. I've kept it off.

Here's the exif data for this one. It'll show you what I set it at. http://www.flickr.com/photos/63034220@N ... hotostream
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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 12:48 am » by domdabears


Lowsix wrote:
Dom Da Bears wrote:
Lowsix wrote:No man, credit where credit is due..

My lenses wont pull that off.
Youre ready to start selling.
Get the whole bug in the frame, and leave it off center so art directors can put type next to or around the image, and i bet youd start selling images immediately.

no lie.

I know. I'm doing "super macro". It's hard to get the bug in there when I gotta focus so close up.

I had the aperture to high on the grasshopper. It was at 11. Should have used 22.

But I just wanted his face really.


Nono you dont have to have the whole thing in focus.
Just Always keep the face or interesting part in focus..
(and then dont worry about the rest)

just get the whole BUG in the frame.
(this is so the art director can control where they crop it.)

(I see what you mean..this advice isnt for long bugs like that grasshopper horizontal shot..just the rest..)

Try this..it works REALLY well..
Pop up your onboard flash..set camera to manual..
Set the flash (on manual) at half or full power...and set the f-stop to its highest...
f22 or 32, depending on focal length. iso @ 100 always.

You will trip the fuck out at what gets lit up and captured..
(although some of yours are so clear you may already be doing that..but if not try it..)

Youre doing awesome ..im jealous actually.

:yell: :yell: :shooting: :bang; :hell:

:cheers:

And thanks for the compliments. :flop:

It's good to hear it from someone who actually knows what they're doing. :lol:
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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 12:51 am » by Lowsix


I see your point.
Theres some chance it wont..(show..the flash)
However, in some cases what it will do,
is reflect off near by surfaces giving you highlights in new and unusual areas.

but yes the onboard flash sometimes leaves a shadow from the lens when youre realllly close.

but crack that baby up to f22/32 and try it..

Your setting all look perfect.
And youre pics are fine even if my little trick doesnt change much.

I use an off camera flash (sb600) and set it off to the side and change its position to control where the highlights are.

But again, i should have more lenses..considering how much i love macro stuff.
I end up just shooting as sharp as i can at 200mm and using raw to blow the shot up and then making the biggest image i can before quality degrades and cropping.

Hackers Macro.

But your shots own anything ive got on the small side.
And yeah bro..i HATE saying anyones better ..so take it as the truth.

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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 12:57 am » by domdabears


Yeah, that's true. I never thought about the flash bouncing.

I'll try that out tomorrow.
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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 1:04 am » by Mozi!!a


woow Quality :flop: The Good Shit M8 :cheers:

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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 1:14 am » by domdabears


Lowsix wrote:I see your point.
Theres some chance it wont..(show..the flash)
However, in some cases what it will do,
is reflect off near by surfaces giving you highlights in new and unusual areas.

but yes the onboard flash sometimes leaves a shadow from the lens when youre realllly close.

but crack that baby up to f22/32 and try it..

Your setting all look perfect.
And youre pics are fine even if my little trick doesnt change much.

I use an off camera flash (sb600) and set it off to the side and change its position to control where the highlights are.

But again, i should have more lenses..considering how much i love macro stuff.
I end up just shooting as sharp as i can at 200mm and using raw to blow the shot up and then making the biggest image i can before quality degrades and cropping.

Hackers Macro.

But your shots own anything ive got on the small side.
And yeah bro..i HATE saying anyones better ..so take it as the truth.

lol

And yeah, none of these are cropped.

I'm using the stock lens 18-55. But I got on some cheap macro filters.

These ones right here.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... IwBEPMCMAM
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PostThu Sep 13, 2012 1:14 am » by domdabears


Demobe wrote:woow Quality :flop: The Good Shit M8 :cheers:

:flop: Thanks, Demobe.
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