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Left Hand Brace
I've put off writing this tutorial for a while because the technique I'm going to describe falls into a category that I call a "cheap trick" but it's so useful and results in such razor sharp images that I felt it was time to commit it to words. Even though I stumbled onto it on my own I'm sure that I didn't invent this technique -it's probably as old as macro itself.
I do all of my macro hand held (the critters I go after are normally too active for a tripod to be practical) and I'm always looking for a way to brace the camera. I don't crop and composition is important (keeping the camera steady helps me to place the critter where I want it in the frame). Also the flash can't freeze all of the motion in the scene. No matter how short the flash duration is it will never be short enough to give you sharp details if there is a lot of movement. I'm convinced that a lot of the image softness that people blame on diffraction is really nothing more than a form of "macro motion blur".
One tri
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Closeups in Harsh Light
Often I find myself shooting in less than ideal conditions and if I waited for perfect weather or light I’d rarely get a chance to shoot, so one of the things that I wanted to teach myself was how to photograph insects using a mix of natural light and flash. Since portrait photographers often under expose the ambient light in a scene and then use a flash to expose the subject I thought that would be a good place to start. After reading several examples at Strobist (a site that you should all be reading as well) I set out to play. This is what I’ve learned so far…
The trick is to keep the sun at an angle that's either to the side or behind you. The sun is going to be your light source for the background, and the sun + the flash will be your light source for the subject. You want to under expose the background to force the colors to saturate (I'm not shooting in good light) and to use just enough flash to keep the subject from being too dark to see any detail. I shoot in m
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Dragons In Flight Tutorial
Given the choice I’d much rather shoot dragonflies on the ground, but there are some species that always seem to be in motion when I’m out with the camera. After a few attempts at shooting them in flight, and a lot of trial and error, I found a way to take shots of airborne dragons that seems to work pretty well –at least for me ;) Hopefully there will be something in this tutorial that you can use or adapt to your own style of shooting.
I don’t have a high end camera so my 40D only has nine auto focus points. Since I’m into composing with the view finder and will not allow myself to crop there never seems to be a usable auto focus point –the critter is rarely under one of them and the camera is much more likely to lock onto the background. So with the auto focus turned off on a 250mm macro lens (the 180mm L + a 1.4x teleconverter) I set the focus ring on my lens somewhere between the 2 and 5 meter mark –the critter is going to have to be close otherw
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Lissou-photography Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you for the :+fav:s! :)

If you like cats, you can check out my other cats pictures here-> lissou-photography.deviantart.… :dance:

Baxendale Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to know!
Ill have a look at this very soon :)
I love everything that looks like a cat :D
hopeofnyan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for the favorite! By the way, you have lovely photos :D (Big Grin) 
Baxendale Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
And thanks a lot :)
MidnightKaffee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Thank you for the watch! *bows
kaoru-kamiya Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the :+fav: :boogie:
most of us are sad by kaoru-kamiya
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