I just sent out the final email update for this weekends Macro Photo Conference to all the people who signed up.  If you didn’t get yours, let me know at macrogeekmike@yahoo.com.

 

I’m A Star Now

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

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I was shooting at Old Car City last Thursday and a reporter and photographer from the local Daily Tribune News was there to interview the owner Dean Lewis about Old Car City.  So I was in the right place at the right time, so I’m a star now, and if you would like my autograph, let me know. lol :) http://www.daily-tribune.com/view/full_story/25975076/article-Rusted–not-busted–Bartow-s-Old-Car-City-hosts-Hot-Rod-photo-shoot?instance=main_article

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Old Car City

Posted: October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Just finished up my Old Car City workshop and had a great group of participants.  Lots of nice images and look forward to coming back again next year.  I had a chance to do some shooting for myself the day before the workshop started and here are a few of my images.

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Here is the owner of Old Car City, Dean Lewis with his girl Miss Petina

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If you are a macro/close-up photographer and looking for some cool spots to show off your images, I’ve got places set up for you to post. You will see tons of great images being posted, and along with the eye candy you will also learn things about subjects to shoot, ways to compose, how people process their images, and build relationships with other macro geeks.

If you like shooting macro abstracts or soft focus flowers and just flora macro in general try my facebook group. Macro Abstracts/Flowers Group

Challenge yourself each week by shooting the weekly subject in this facebook group Lets See Your Best Shot

If you are into shooting bugs and small critters join this facebook group.Macro Critters Group

If you like shooting macro subjects other then in nature I have a facebook group for you. No Nature Macro Group

If you want critiques on your macro images join this group on facebook. Macro Critique Group

Join one or two or all of them, but please read the about pages on the facebook group so you know the guidelines for subjects to post, and on the Macro Nature Forum I have posting guidelines for posting.

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If you’re ever in the St Louis area, check out The Butterfly House in Chesterfield, MO.

Didn’t realize how hot the temps were going to be in the Butterfly House, it was steaming hot in there so didn’t stay to long as I was drenched in sweat in no time. Shooting in butterfly houses is a challenge as the light blows out the leaves the butterflies land on, and the clutter where they land always makes it difficult to get a clean background. Add those factors to the fact that I have a very hard time getting sharp images when I have to hand hold the camera. Using a tripod when shooting these little guys is tough as they don’t always stay long enough in one place to set up the tripod. Lucky I had my 18-270 with vibration compensation which helped to get sharper image hand holding.

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I got one flower shot.

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Tulip Aglow

Posted: October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Here’s a fun little trick you can do with tulips or any closed type flower. You will need a light source like a LED light used by photographers for video, or a flash light would work. Just aim the light down inside the flower and the light will filter through the translucent petals creating a nice glow.

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Before and After

Posted: October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Posting my before and after shot from the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Processed with Solarization in Nik Software.

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The After Image

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