Macro and close-up photography is one of my favorites, but I was often disappointed with my results. Last week I joined Mike Moats' Macro Photo Club. This is an online club, and I am excited to improve my macro photography. This month's videos offer some great tips on finding subjects. It changed the way I looked at things in the park while walking my dog last night. I didn't have my camera, but I plan to go back and shoot soon.
In the meantime, here are some macro shots taken at home this week. I have started using Live View to get better focus. It is surprising what a difference that makes! I also use a tripod for any macro / close-up shots.
For the shot above, I cut a leaf from a Hosta plant, brought it inside, and sprinkled water on it. This is an 8 second exposure using natural light. Processed in Lightroom and On1 Effects. Below are other shots from that day. Click on an image to see the full photo.
Why not join the fun?