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A Soft Focus Saturday

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2019 by lilybug1960

A Soft focus Saturday.
 
I am getting ready to head down the mountain to do a presentation to the Big Canoe Photography Club on “Creating Successful Landscapes”. These great folks are neighbors and incredible photographers, and it is always great to see them. I decided to celebrate the relaxed setting presenting up here in the mountains by posting a nice relaxing soft focus daylily image from Grace Gardens near Geneva, NY. I saw on the news this morning that the Atlanta area is currently in a streak of over 90 degree days. It is something like 9 straight now, but the record is 1995 when we had 17 days straight! I hope we start fall soon…
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Sony a7Riii camera via the Metabones adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, handheld, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90Macro, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography
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In Camera Orton Effect Video

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

In Camera Orton Effect video.
 
Here is the video demonstrating my in camera Orton Effect (sort of) to create that dreamy effect. I use it for macro work often to create mood. It was windy, but I was able to hopefully give you an idea of how to do the images. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if it helps, and please click the Subscribe button if you don’t already.
 
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 head, Shimoda Explore 40 bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaBags, #BearWoodsPhotography

Creating the Orton Effect for macro…in camera!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

Creating the Orton Effect for macro…in camera.
 
Photography is no different than society as a whole when it comes to trends and “what’s in”. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography was “in” for a while, then out, now sort of in again, even though we all do HDR when we adjust highlights and sliders technically, but I am speaking about combining several images. One such trend seems to be the “Orton Effect” which now-a-days is done in post processing. It is an effect where you give the image a “glow” that makes it dreamy. I don’t use it much for landscapes, but I do occasionally use it for macro work. As a matter of fact I have been using it since the early 90s. I’m old school though, I don’t do it in post processing, I do it in the camera. John Shaw taught me the technique years ago.
 
How it works is you first have to use a camera capable of doing Multiple Exposures, I found out my Sony doesn’t do it. You set the camera to do 2 exposures and “average” the exposure. Shooting in Manual Mode around f4 or f5.6 is best. You do the first exposure with your subject being very sharp, then your second exposure slightly out of focus. When it blends them together…pow! You get this dreamy looking flower! I guess I will have to do a video on this effect as well? It is fun and easy to do, and one cool thing is your image is done when you upload it, no extra time on the computer! Experiment and play, the effect increases when you make your second image more blurry.
 
Tamron SP 90mm Di VC USD 1:1 Macro on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Focus Peaking for Macro Photography

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Focus Peaking for Macro Photography.
 
I have been using mirrorless cameras for many years, actually since the Olympus EPL-1, and am loving the new features added the past few years that make it even easier to focus. You have always had the ability to zoom in on the LCD screen to focus, but I use a technique often where I am forced to handhold the camera and lens. Focusing can be an issue, but I have found that using a feature, focus peaking, helps me to work easier, quicker and more accurately. I will pre-determine and size I want my subject to be in the frame and simply move the camera forward to back to get the image. It is an old technique I learned using film camera and shooting butterflies, but with focus peaking it is easier. Here is a video that demonstrates the technique for you. Speaking of videos, if you like the video, please give it a thumbs up, and Subscribe to my channel. Thanks.
 
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Sony a7Riii camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #BearWoodsPhotography

Another Grace Garden Daylily and my focusing technique

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Another Grace Garden Daylily, and my focusing technique.
 
I created plenty of images in Michigan and New York to post for a while, but probably will just post them for a few more days. This is another one of the images I made at Grace Gardens below Geneva, NY. I could have spent several more hours photographing the backside of the daylillies but we had work to do in the classroom and had to return to the school. As the light changed different lily were illuminated and offered more opportunities. Grace Gardens had so many different varieties, the compositions were endless. I chose to handhold the camera because often I was having to lean in to capture the image. That is one of the reasons I love mirrorless for macro work. Most of the newer models offer “focus peaking” which when viewing the LCD screen or looking through the viewfinder, the objects in focus will appear to have a brighter edge, in my case I selected that edge to appear red. You could choose yellow or white, but red is easiest to see for me. I pre-focus to a particular distance and then simply move the camera in and out until the area I want to be in focus to appear red, then release the shutter. Maybe I should do a video soon to highlight this technique, what do you think?
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Sony a7Riii via the Metabones adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/1000th of as second, handheld, Vibration Compensation active, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #PPSNYSWorkshop2019, #BearWoodsPhotography

Grace Gardens Daylily

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2019 by lilybug1960

Grace Gardens Daylily.
 
Yesterday our class went down to Grace Gardens with one of the other classes lead by my friend, Jamie Konarski Davidson. They shared their space with us even though it is pretty competitive in the school here, the classes have fun together doing what they all love to do, create images. It was fun to talk with all the students and watch their approach to creating images. I demonstrated to many of them my favorite technique for photographing daylily, capturing the underside. There is so much detail on the top of the flower, but the beauty of the lines on the bottom or back is what I find so inspiring. I look for flowers that are back lit, almost illuminating the flower, and simply focus on a line with a shallow depth of field. Daylily are so colorful that the abstracts created and captured can keep you occupied all day. The folks here at the PPSNYS Workshop 2019 (Professional Photographer’s Society of New York State) have been great and it has been a tiring, but fun week. I have seen lots of beautiful images made by all the classes and different genres here. If you want a great learning opportunity check them out for 2020 and years after as well. Thank you to Tamron for sponsoring me to be at the event as an instructor.
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Sony a7Riii via a Metabones adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90Macro, #PPSNYSWorkshop2019, #BearWoodsPhotography

A Little Macro Monday

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2019 by lilybug1960

A little Macro Monday.
 
As I have been outside photographing the birds and “The 3 Chairs” I have been telling myself to not forget to photograph the Zinnia that are in the garden as well. Finally yesterday I did get a chance to do just that. I haven’t done as much macro photography as I would like this year, but hopefully will as I visit some gardens in the next week.
 
I finally finished a video yesterday of some time in my backyard photographing the birds. I uploaded it to YouTube last night and if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. It will give you just a sample of what it is like in the Bear Woods Wildlife Sanctuary. Here is a link to the video. If you like it, please give it a thumbs up, and Subscribe to my channel on YouTube too so you won’t miss any of the videos I release.
 
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Di VC USD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90Macro, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography