Picture of the Week #17

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @40mm, ISO 200, 1/100 s, f/2.8 This week's picture was taken on a walk at the Moldau river south of Prague.  It was quite warm, occasionally raining, and the thunder was rolling nearly constantly. This however felt way more comfortable than the 36°C of the other day. The rocky riverbanks of the Moldau are nice

By |2019-06-30T15:23:24+02:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Landscape, Macro, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , |

Picture of the Week #16

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @40mm, ISO 200, 1/640 s, f/5 Nowaday's, Poppy flowers are mostly known as friendly and fragile companion on the side of forests and fields.  In fact, they are not as innocent as one could think. They are a symbol for sleep, peace, and death. Papaver somniferum is used to produce opiates and heroin and thus affected

By |2019-06-21T23:53:32+02:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Macro, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

Macro photography focusing tips

This is the second part of my post series on macro photography. In this post, I will discuss the topic of focusing in macro photography. A picture of the greatest subject is unusable if it is out of focus and this can't be fixed in post-production. Why is focusing in macro photography so difficult? Focusing in macro photography is challenging for three reasons. First, the

By |2018-09-30T19:02:45+02:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Macro, Technique|Tags: |

Macro Photography – start with macro/close-up photography today (Part 1)

Taking macro pictures might seem very difficult at first sight as many things can go wrong. The depth of field is often very shallow, which makes focusing challenging. Getting up close might disturb the subject (if it's alive) or at least cast shadows. Natural light is often not sufficient. Yes, it is not easy to nail it, but you can try again and again and

By |2018-10-18T19:42:13+02:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Equipment, Macro|Tags: , |
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