Thursday, April 15, 2010

12 Weeks to Better Photography - Week 7

Week 7 was about shooting outdoors and using macro. Macro is for super up close shots. For example when I shot my carrot cake recipe the other day I shot in macro. This let me get up close and personal with the cake.

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When I shot the same picture not in macro the photo wasn't in focus. In fact, I had to move the camera away so I could even take this shot.

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Macro is great if you have a point and shoot. If you have a SLR you'll need a macro lens or you can creatively crop your photos as well.

I headed out to my local library for these shots. I love Texas this time of year because there are wildflowers everywhere. The library backs up to a park that has a huge field of wildflowers, but the library itself has a lot of little paths and outdoor seating areas surrounded by flowers. I also went a little photo happy and took a ton of pictures. It was hard to narrow down my favorites and I really couldn't cut it down to just a few. Here are my top macro shots:

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Cropped it a bit
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Next week we'll work on action shots!

8 comments:

  1. Love the shots with the dew!

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  2. Love the shots. And that carrot cake looks amazing.

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  3. Great pics! I am a lover of water shots and agree with Kristal about the dew picture. I just think they are so neat and up close!

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  4. Those butterfly photos are beautiful! It's so hard to get them before they move and I can never get lucky enough to catch one. Very pretty!

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  5. I second Kristal--the shot with the dew is awesome!

    I wish our flowers were blooming!

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  6. I love these tips! Macro is probably my favourite way to shoot things. I didn't realize you needed a separate lens for SLR cameras - I'll have to remember that if/when I buy one!

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  7. Faith... these are beautiful shots! What kind of camera did you use again?

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  8. Thanks Becky! I've got a Canon SX110.

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