Posts tagged ‘macro photography’

Here is a photo from a previous class

The assignment was to retouch a photo. I decided to take a close up shot of a corn on the cob and then paint individual kernels. I was going for the effect of indian corn with a pastel tone since the corn was not dry.



What is Freelensing

Photos taken with the lens detached from the camera but held in place and moved around to focus. This also lets extra light in sometimes causing light leaks and giving a vintage look and feel.

Freelensing can also:

  • Give extra bokeh by shrinking the area in focus (aperture is 0)
  • Allow for super macro shots
  • Produce ethereal lighting by allowing stray light to get in to the sensor
  • Make delicious light leaks
  • Create tilt-shift effects


Wonderful Flickr Set

parallel planets 

Originally uploaded by Steve took it


The set is called waterdrops. There is also an explanation on how he shoots them. They are so delicate and happy they make me smile. I have to try to take some images using his techniques. Thanks to Steve for sharing.

Have you ever seen a transparent butterfly?

Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly where its wings are transparent. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. They are found in the range which extends throughout Central America into Mexico.