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    Macro Practice

    My camera club is coming over tomorrow afternoon for a macro shoot -- I've got flowers and fruit, others are bringing lights, backgrounds, etc. I'm pretty excited and spent the evening getting a little bit of practice. Here are a couple that I did tonight, in fairly low light in the living room -- practicing my longer exposures.

    Macro Practice
    Gerbera daisy -- Canon 40D, 100mm, 2.5 sec @ f/8, ISO 200

    Macro Practice
    Spider mum -- Canon 40D, 100mm, 1 sec @ f/8, ISO 200

    Macro Practice
    Rosebud -- Canon 40D, 100mm, 2.5 sec @ f/8, ISO 200

    I welcome advice on how to improve --

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    Re: Macro Practice

    Elise

    With lights, even a single studio flash and a reflector, you would be able to get 1/125s and f/16. That would give you greater DOF, and also eliminate any movement. The light will also give you a more interesting image, especially if it's positioned slightly from one side.

    If you have CS3 onwards, try stacking multiple manually-focussed shots.

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    Re: Macro Practice

    Thanks, Rob -- I'm hoping to learn a lot today. I haven't yet gotten into "studio" macro work, but I have a feeling I will, after today. I really like the kinds of images you can produce.

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