Video Series – The Properly Equipped Macro Photographer

As a pro macro photographer I am asked many times, what is the equipment that I use.  In this video I will cover the camera, lenses, tripod/head and all the accessories that I use to make my living. Video is 43 minutes long.
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Dahlias

Posted: September 24, 2016 in Uncategorized
I’ve seen many photographers that post their great Dahlia images on social media sites, and I’ve always wanted to shoot them, but where I live I’ve only seen these flowers on occasion in a flower shop, and they are very limited on selection.
Last year I was speaking at a photo Conference in Asheville, NC and I visited the NC Arboretum which is a great place that you should check out if you’re ever in that area.  Lucky for me there was a building in the arboretum that had a Dahlia Competition going on, and they allowed me to come in with my tripod and shoot.  Many times photography is about being in the right place at the right time.  So I was able to finally shoot some really great prize winning Dahlias.
These were all processed with Smart Photo Editor, a program that I will be now teaching how to use in my workshops.

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Flower Contest Winners

Posted: September 23, 2016 in Uncategorized
This is always tough choosing six winners as there are so many amazing flower photos that are submitted.  Many of you sent in winning images, but unfortunately I have to narrow it down to only six.
I would like to thank, Tamron, Acratech, Vanguard, Hunt’s Photo, Wimberly for providing prizes.
Congrats to the winners.

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Phyllis Meinke – Winner of a Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

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Gerald Botkin – Winner of the Acratech Ultimate Ballhead

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Longwood Gardens PA Blue Poppies

Rose Mary Lalonde – Winner of a Vanguard Tripod

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Sony SEL 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3
Jim Simpson – Winner of a Hunt’s Photo $50 Gift Card

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Denise Duhamel – Winner of a Macro Boot Camp

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Gary Galger – Winner of the Wimberly “Plamp”

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Happy First Day of Fall

Posted: September 22, 2016 in Uncategorized
Happy first day of Fall 2016. Doesn’t feel like Fall here in southeast Michigan, temps about 85. Can’t wait for cooler temps. The first colorful Fall leaves I see on the ground at this time of the year are Largetooth Aspens. Every year I find these leaves on the paths I travel in the woods, and they appear before any other of the leaves from other trees.

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Most macro photographers struggle to understand how to control depth of field in macro. I can teach you how to produce nice clean blurred backgrounds with a fully focused subject, soft focus images, and getting it all in focus. This is really simple and I guarantee you will be able to accomplish these simple techniques after viewing this video. Also covered will be diffraction when shooting high f/stop numbers.

How to Control Depth of Field

Length of video, 31 minutes.

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Time for Mushrooms

Posted: September 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Daily Macro View

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Butterfly Weed

Posted: September 21, 2016 in Uncategorized
Here in Michigan we have Butterfly Weed which is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 10 in–3 ft 3 in tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early fall.
This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins. It requires full sun.
It is commonly known as Butterfly Weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the Queen and Monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted.

In the fall you will find tall narrow pods that hold the seeds of this plant, and in the last few weeks these pods are starting to open and the seeds emerge.

I like to wait till the seeds are falling out of the pods, which will sometimes create nice compositions.

Here is a tight shot of the seed heads.

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