Close Up & Personal

For this week’s assignment we had to do MACRO SHOTS! And boy, let me tell you that in the beginning it was hard to understand and I didn’t know how to use the filters so I ended up using the macro tubes. I definitely like them more! It was such a blast and since it was a long weekend – all my picture were taken in Utah! It was nice to get away.

Macro shots with Water Drops

“Even Pencils Get Thirsty”

Funny story! My fiancee was helping me using a water dropper and the one we had was too big so we decided to use a pencil to drop water on the plants/flowers. But when he had it I thought that it would be a great photo. This photo is edited the original was a bit dark so I lighten it up and you can see a tiny flare coming off the pencil. I love it!

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“Don’t rain on my petals”

My granny had some beautiful flowers on the dinner table and we used them to take these amazing images. I used a spray bottle on the Iris’ and took images at different angles along with different lighting. I added more contrast to this image and it looks great!

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“Iris the great”

For this image, I lowered the temperature and tried to soften up the image. I do like how it turned out. It is less purple than the image before. And you can see all the little droplets of water.

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Macro Shots Without Water

“Carrying the leaf away”

We were at a garden and I remember the advice that my professor gave us. She said to stand somewhere and look down below. So I saw a patch of moss. I laid on the grass and put the LED light right next to it and realized that there is a lot of these little plants on the moss. It was super cool and neat to capture. I darkened the shadows and added contrast.

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“Shh.. Stand still”

This is a closer image to the one above but you can see the little individual strands of moss on the bottom along with the tall strands.

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“So painfully pretty”

We found a pot with a cactus in it and I love this image because you can see all the spikes in detail. Also there was a random brown patch of spikes in the middle of the cactus.

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For the following three images, I wanted to capture the texture of the objects.

“Golden shadow”

This is my roommates pillow that I took into the living room and used a golden reflector. You can see the detail in the pillow and many vibrant colors it has.

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“CINDERELLA, your broom”

At our grandparent’s house, there is an antique broom in the corner. We used a LED light to be able to see the strands on the broom.

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“Where’s the bird?”

Again in the basement of our grandparent’s house, there was a old bird house! I decided to take an interesting angle of it. I am really glad of the outcome.

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