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Spider Webs w/the 150-600

Posted: August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized
I was out the other day testing the Tamron 150-600 lens for doing some close-up photography, and I was shooting on a boardwalk running through the middle of a marsh.  The early morning sun was backlighting tons of spider webs in the reeds and most were to far out even my 16-300 lens, so having the 150-600 was perfect to reach way out.  Here are three webs that I liked.

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Tamron 150-600

Posted: August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized
Got out yesterday morning with my Tamron 150-600 looking for frogs and flowers.
Which version of processing do you like best. First is the original and the next two filters from Smart Photo Editor.
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Art From Above

Posted: August 22, 2016 in Uncategorized
If you would like a few unique close-up images, just keep your eyes looking upwards into the leaf canopy of the trees on a sunny day. Most macro photographers are to busy scanning the ground for subjects while all kinds of these macro shadows are waiting to be photographed over head. Because many of these subjects are fairly high up on the trees, you will need a longer focal length lens, like the Tamron 16-300mm. At 300mm you will be able to reach out a good distance. While your out walking through the woods searching for your macro subjects on the ground on a sunny day, keep scanning up into the tree watching for shadows.
This first image is of a nice alignment of Sycamore leaves. I spotted the shadow on the large leaf, and then looked up a little higher and saw the small leaf that was creating the shadow. The small leaf also had some nice backlighting which made the veins pop.

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I was walking a trail one early morning and the low angle sun created this silhouette of a fly sitting on this leaf.

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Here is a great abstract of two “Birds Of Paradise” leaves that was produced by early morning sun creating highlight and shadows from one leaf onto the next.

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Here is a nice shadow of two Palm leaves.
So keep an eye out for unique shadows

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Creative Thinking

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Uncategorized
“Creative thinking is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practiced and nurtured.”
Edward de Bono
So now get out and practice.

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Tamron Lens Deals

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Tamron will be at Hunt’s Photo, Melrose, MA today.  If you are in the market for the new 90mm macro, 16-300, 150-600 or whatever, check in with Gary Farber at Hunt’s today and see what kind of deals they have going.   email Gary at digitalguygary@wbhunt.com with your contact info and what lens you are in the market for, and he’ll get back to you with a price. He will be in the office Sunday from  noon until 4.pm

Gary Farber

Hunt’s Photo and Video

Phone: 781-462-2332

I have a new opening in my Old Car City workshop. Old Car City – White, Georgia, Cost $299 Nov. 11,12. First to respond gets in. macromadness@outlook.com

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Goatsbeard Portraits

Posted: August 20, 2016 in Uncategorized
Here are two different styles of flower portraits.
This is a standard flower image, with the whole flower and stem in the frame, it’s nice but has been done a million times before. I have shot plenty of images with this style, but I try to find something interesting within the flower for a little more unique or interesting look.

Don’t be afraid to try cropping your flower tight to add more emphasis on a certain part of the flower. To me the most interesting part of this flower is the nice textures in the center area of the flower. I shot in tight to make the flowers center stand out more and pull your eye to the great details and textures. I angled the camera to get the diagonal line in the stem. Try making your flower shots more unique by finding something in a flower to show off, and shoot it tight.
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