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5th September 2011, 02:36 AM
Time to Move On
OK. I couldn't stand all those wonderful macro images being posted and not having a macro lens. So, I just got my 'poor man's' macro lens, otherwise known as a set of extension tubes and a slide rail.
Hmmm, nothing interesting enough to shoot that would make effective use of the tubes just yet, and as I haven't shot anything but available light for many years I thought i'd start out simple. I'll learn what I can about the slide rail and use a single CFL light to see what I can learn then ease into the tubes as I gain confidence.
Here is the first attempt so any C&C is appreciated but mostly I'm trying to learn the pitfalls of shooting with a slide rail and how to get effective lighting of small objects.
The cell phone is sitting on a piece of glass suspended about 1 1/2" over a piece of white posterboard. The CFL is low and left of the camera. The purple background is a Photoshop layer using the color picker to copy the cell phone color. Tom is a gift to my wife from a friend of hers.
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Last edited by FrankMi; 6th September 2011 at 01:15 AM.