Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Once again I am without a flashgun!

Strangely the Jessops unit stopped working for some reason so I took it back for a full refund. Luckily I got all the money back so now I'm going to put some more money together and get the Canon 270EX unit that is in Argos.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Backlit Leaf macro

This is a 1:1 shot of a leaf from the garden (Greater celandine)
I used off camera flash to backlight it, balancing it with the ambient light so as to keep some detail on the front surface.
Theres also a spider web behind the leaf too, which I did'nt notice before!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dandelion a la Blossfeldt

This is an unopened Dandelion flower, photographed against a plain background (kitchen door) and using available light. I was emulating the style of legendary nature photographer Karl Blossfeldt,(1856-1932) an early pioneer in the world of close-up photography.
Full size image here

Friday, April 15, 2011

Finally got a flashgun!

Bought this unit from Jessops yesterday for £79. It has a GN of 38, a bounce head that also swivels thru 180 degrees, as well as auto or manual zoom. It has 4 power setings down to 1/16 power, and a LCD screen with backlight if needed.
All I need now is a bracket so I can use it off the camera and a good diffuser.
For now I have something that works ;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Street 'togs

A photographer and his mate spotted in the town and snapped with my phone. Cropped and adjusted slightly in PSE.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Locked Out

Playing around with using in-camera mono settings-so far it seems useable, especially when you can adjust contrast and sharpness for a different look depending on the scene!

Man I love this camera ;)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

First shot with 30D

The underside of a Peppermill at roughly lifesize.