close up of plastic turbine model

Plastic Model Turbine Engine

Plastic Model Turbine Engine

This was an extra photo I didn't use in an article I wrote for publication on a photography web site.

The article was titled "Five Ways to Come Up With Creative Macro Photography Ideas. One of the ways was to pick a them to follow to generate ideas, such as "toys."

This wasn't really a toy, per say, but it was the right size to shoot a macro shot of.

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Full-sized Photo of Model Turbine Engine.

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macro fish oil pills

by Macro Man
(USA)

macro photo of fish oil pills

macro photo of fish oil pills

If you are at all like many other Americans, you have a few vitamins, supplements or other medications that you take for good health that are sitting around in your kitchen or bathroom.

Can you arrange them into a good composition and figure out how to get some good macro lighting going on?

These liquid-filled gel tabs act just like lenses in how they bend and alter the light striking them. I like the translucent look to this particular lighting set-up.

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Macro-photography abstract


"Smelly"

I read this page and pondered about what subject I could photograph using macro photography techniques that did not involve nature photography.

I wouldn't call this picture photography art, but you might call it abstract. It's not part of a plant or an insect, but it is alive. The caption is a hint on what it is.

I've picked up a lot of digital photography tips, but more interesting is that I get a lot of ideas for new photos to take.

Thank you



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Another turbine engine photo

High Key Macro Turbine

High Key Macro Turbine

This is just another photo from the series of images that I took of the model turbine engine. The model was made in a 3D printer and is 100% plastic.

One of the qualities I found interesting to explore is the repeating ridges that the printer sets down as it creates its objects.

This is cropped in quite a bit tighter than the original right out of the camera. I liked all of these turbine photos better as black and white conversions.

Changing the image to eliminate colors brings out the textures and lines.

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Close-up of Garden Hose

by Macro shooter
(Backyard)

Close-up of garden hose

Close-up of garden hose

Backyard Macro Image

I wandered in the backyard in search of a quick subject to photograph close-up and came across this garden hose. I think that the fact that it was dirty and had some stains on it made for a more interesting subject.

Exposure was 1/400 second, handheld, f/5.0.

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Artistic Macro Photo
(Purple Spheres)

Artistic Photography?

Artistic Photography?

I am not sure if you can call this macro photography art, but I think it is an interesting photo.

Extreme close-up photography sometimes becomes artistic just because of its abstract nature. It's easy to get lost in trying to figure out what the subject is, instead of enjoying it as an art form.

When you get in tight at macro distances, you reveal details and textures that we miss with the naked eye. We lose our sense of a real object and focus more on colors, forms, shapes and lighting.

That opens the door to do a lot of experimenting with slight changes in composition, lighting and perspective which can radically change the image.

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It's not what you think

Everyday object

Everyday object

I really don't want to give you too many tips on the identity of the subject. I think it is a much better picture in black and white than in color.

Please give me your opinion on my photography technique. I am a beginner macro photographer.

The depth of field thing doesn't make any sense that you have more depth of field when things are farther away.

Go ahead. What are you waiting for? Make a guess.

Thank you

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popcorn up close and personal

Macro photography of popcorn

Macro photography of popcorn

What led me to this idea for a macro photograph? Food shopping, of course.

I was walking down the snack isle grudgingly, not particularly happy that I chose to do the shopping on such a crowded day at prime time.

Slogging down the snack isle, I noticed the photograph on the popcorn box and realized I'd found another interesting subject to practice my macro photography with.

I wanted to employ the KISS philosophy (keep it simple, stupid) with the entire process of planning, pre-visualizing, and lighting.

I used the natural light coming from a window in my basement and added a large fill card to the right of the popcorn. The only macro accessories I used were extension tubes.

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Unknown macro photo subject

by Macro Mike
(Tinytown)

Guess my photo

Guess my photo

Guess my photo
Black and white macro photo

Can you guess what my macro photo is? I took this close-up picture of something that has to do with photography. That's the only photo hint I am giving you.

The depth of field is very small, so it makes it harder to figure out the subject of the photo. Can you guess?

Please leave your comment about my photo's composition and lighting. Tell me if you like it or what you would differently.

I like it as a black and white photo even more.

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