Posts by tag: macro

Day #1413

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 13th November 2011

Day #1413 Title: A Question Of Balance
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from behind DIY softbox and red gel @ 1/64 shooting through translucent perspex; 1 x YN560 from camera left with DIY gridded snoot @ 1/128.
Notes: My first water droplet shoot in my new home studio – great as I can leave it all set up for a quick turnaround next time. Here’s a blog post about how it was done.
One Year Ago: Day #1048
Two Years Ago: Day #683
Three Years Ago: Day #318

Day #1409

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 9th November 2011

Day #1409 Title: The Smoke Dragon
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from camera left with DIY snoot @ 1/32, timed with CameraAxe5 and Microphone Sensor.
Notes: I’ve been playing with fire today. There were several nice shapes which formed from my match experiments. I found a good image for today’s MoNovember shot. But by far the best was this Smoke Dragon who appeared as if from nowhere. Must have been Dai’s doing ;-)
One Year Ago: Day #1044
Two Years Ago: Day #679
Three Years Ago: Day #314

Day #1407

Posted by Caz on Monday, 7th November 2011

Day #1407 Title: Frilly Skirt
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from each side with Stofen softbox @ 1/128, timed with CameraAxe5 and Valve Sensor.
Notes: I had great fun playing about with the CameraAxe and Valve sensor for the first time today. A lot of trial and error, some maths and several flat batteries later, I got there in the end. I was pretty pleased with my first efforts. How it was done.
One Year Ago: Day #1042
Two Years Ago: Day #677
Three Years Ago: Day #312

Day #1382

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 13th October 2011

Day #1382 Title: Budding Stems
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Notes: Not a lot of time to come up for air today, as I had to work until 11:30pm finishing off some stuff before going away tomorrow. Don’t you just love it when clients bring forward their deadlines unexpectedly? Argh! Anyway, I managed this shot of my Fatsia japonica in bud during a quick tea break this morning. I’ve taken it before, later in the year and more in flower, but I was intrigued by the shapes the buds made this time.
One Year Ago: Day #1017
Two Years Ago: Day #652
Three Years Ago: Day #287

Day #1296

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 19th July 2011

Day #1296 Title: Sphere Of Influence
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from underneath with DIY softbox @ 1/64
Notes: I tried my hand at more glass photography today. Getting the lighting right is hard! I initially set up shots with some old blue glass poison bottles, none of which I was entirely happy with. Feeling I was losing my marbles slightly, I turned to my spares for inspiration! I’ve photographed some before, but different lighting produces quite different results.
One Year Ago: Day #931
Two Years Ago: Day #566
Three Years Ago: Day #201

Day #1292

Posted by Caz on Friday, 15th July 2011

Day #1292 Title: Circular Motion
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from below with DIY softbox @ 1/16
Notes: I spent some time this afternoon messing about with a mixture of olive oil and water, above a jazzily coloured sheet of wrapping paper. I got some good abstract shots. Here’s how it was done.
One Year Ago: Day #927
Two Years Ago: Day #562
Three Years Ago: Day #197