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Poor man's macro photography... Not for the faint hearted!

The other day on Facebook a friend uploaded some stunning macro photos she'd taken using the method described here. I'm not going to link to her photos because a) I don't have her permission and b) they're so totally awesome compared to my pathetic attempts that I'd be embarrassed to have them compared!

This method worked surprisingly well! I used my old Canon 350D with my 50mm 1.8 lens. I have NO IDEA what f-stop I was on or which shutter speed I was using (I need to brush up on the hows of my camera again because my sieve-like brain doesn't want to retain any information that doesn't refer to Doctor Who or blogging at the moment), but I still managed to get results I'm relatively happy with - you know, for a first go and considering I have not depth of field perception myself...

Here's the best of what I got, and many of these photos are still blurry, but it's a start!














Comments

Hey Sif, I really love these, had to check out the link to what you did. I've never seen anyone do it. Will give it a go with my DSLR. I really like the 1st one and the flowers - I have a thing for flower photos. Very Cool.
Great pics! I only have a mobile phone as a camera - can't really do much :P
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Sif said…
Thanks guys! Yeah, of course, it's a bit ironic to call it poor mans macro, when being 'poor' actually means already having a DSLR camera... I wonder if putting an inverted dome magnifer in front of a phone camera lens would have the same effect...
Jayne said…
Looks great! Yeah I tend to use my iPhone for close-ups the DSLR only gets brought out occasionally these days

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