Saturday, July 16, 2011

Macro Setup

I can't express how much fun I've been having with my 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens! I went to Walmart today and picked up a Gorilla Pod clone and some shooting bags. Here's how I'm using them.

Tiny Flower


I'm amazed at how small of an object I can capture with this lens. That little purple dot in front of my flash and camera is the flower in the picture above.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Labrador Hollow Unique Area

After Church, we stopped and picked up sandwiches at Bills' Bros and drove up to Labrador Hollow Unique Area. My girls waded in the pond for a while to cool off after eating and I spent a good part of the time shooting the small details of the area.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ice Cycle

After a nice day with my family at Labrador Pond, we stopped at the ice cream stand. While being amused by my oldest daughter's inability to eat anything without making a huge mess, a couple pulled up on their motorcycles. This one begged to be shot.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Shooting my AR15

I learned a little bit this photo session. Black is hard to expose properly! The photos looked fine on my camera's display, but terrible on my computer. I also learned that it's important to clean stuff you're planning on shooting close in details of. A lot of my shots had too much dust in them to be useful. These are the only decent photos I was able to get.

I also learned that I might like Canon's eTTL system better than using remote triggers for my flashes. The battery in my transmitter died leaving me without wireless triggers and I really wanted to play with my new lens.... I wanted to shoot a gun tonight!

This is the only photo I really like out of all of them.
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This turned out half-decent, though I'm sure you can find many things wrong with it.
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Here's my setup. That's a reflector on the top right corner bouncing back the flash mounted on my camera.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Playing With My New Lens

My kids are playing on their new swingset while I play with my new lens.

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New 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro

My new macro lens arrived today! My lovely wife was generous enough to buy this for me for getting a new job.

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