Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Macro fun



Hello friends! Today I thought I'd show you a few photos taken with my new macro lens (Canon 100mm). I've been needing something that can get in and take good detail shots of my work. This lens takes a lot of practice! You can see Maren's eye...my dog rolled in some dirt beforehand and the shot picked up the little pebbles in her fur. It's not perfectly focused...I would need a tripod and a perfectly still dog for it to have been sharper. But you get the gist. I tried out the new lens over the past few days as I took all new portfolio shots of my letterpress wedding suites...but it was all for naught as I am unhappy with how they came out. Not because of the lens, but because of my lighting. I'm struggling with getting professional looking shots. I built a "light box" but am having trouble finding lights that will do the job. I guess I'm learning a lot, so it's not all a total waste of time. I will try to redo the shots today using a giant outdoor flood light we have. It looks like it will do the trick, but I guess we'll see!

2 comments:

mary said...

Wow, that's pretty amazing.

I'm interested to hear/see how your shots go. I, too, have lighting issues and I'm such a newbie at photography that I'm still learning by trial & error. (And, in the simplest way possible - I am so bad at understanding technical photo jargon!)

Libby said...

hi megan! i just wanted to say hello. i have been reading your blog for a few months and you've been such a huge inspiration to me in terms of following your creative dreams. i actually just posted some macro shots on my blog gallantfoxgallery on blogspot last night. check out the title of my post....what a funny coincidence! you're right, it is very tough to use macro lenses but when it goes right it is lovely. take care!
libby