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Macro Photography for Beginners

I have discovered the joy of taking photos of teensy, tiny things - like baby snails! - and would like to move beyond my cellphone's camera. Since this is a hobby, not a new career path, I'd like to spend as little as possible, and definitely remain well-under $1,000 (CAD), while getting great results. Any advice? I need to be able to buy this camera in Canada, please! [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Aug 1, 2013 - 15 answers

What do I need for indoor Macro photography that I don't already have?

Help me find the basics for indoor macro photography. I have a DSLR and Macro lens. I need cheap lighting and a set. Preferably small or easily storable when not in use. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Bug head shots

Paging macro photographers. I need help taking great photographs of tiny bugs (sub-questions on eye-fi, focus stacking, and lighting). [more inside]
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- on Nov 13, 2011 - 3 answers

What lens for low-light food photography?

I need a lens for low-light, hand-held, food photography on my Canon 40D. I will be renting the lens so cost is not an issue and prefer only one lens instead of swapping them out. I will be taking pictures in restaurants during actual meals so dishes must be fully framed from the seated position. No tripod, no flashes, no standing up, no trickery. What would you recommend?
posted by sygyzy on Sep 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Extreme macro photography with a Sony NEX-5k

Using various relatively cheap adaptors, zoom lenses and lens-reversal rings (the greatest thing that ever happened to Nikon dSLRs!), I had fun taking lots of pictures of really tiny things with my previous cameras. However, now I have a Sony NEX-5k which, for its wonderful optics, great features and excellent resolution doesn't seem to have anything that I can find to do the same type of work. Can anyone recommend a hack or accessory that will let me take more pics like those I used to (or even of smaller things!)?
posted by luriete on Jul 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Digital camera advice

It's time for a new digital camera. Please help guide me, as I feel overwhelmed by the research process. I am looking for suggestions of specific cameras OR features I should be searching for in a camera. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Photographing bright shiny things

Photographing shiny things: help my light this stuff nicely and take a good photo that isn't blurry. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jan 7, 2009 - 13 answers

I want to use my iPhone 3G's headphone jack to power an LED.

How can I use the iPhone 3G's headphone jack to power an LED? [more inside]
posted by buzzbash on Oct 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Teeny tiny photography challenge!

Photography/Microscopy mash up. My labmates and I are looking for a way to take pictures of crystals under the microscope. We are not a microscopy group. Scientists and/or macro enthusiasts please help! [more inside]
posted by sararah on Mar 31, 2008 - 9 answers

A study in dark and not-so-dark

I'm an amateur photographer. I recently took some quite close up pictures of a white flowered plant. I thought I'd better turn the exposure down (to -1) to avoid the flash picking out the whiteness of the flowers too much. But it didn't work out so well... [more inside]
posted by Don-da-lah on Dec 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Macro photography 101

What do I need to know about before I get into macro photography? [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Dec 3, 2007 - 14 answers

Favorite Nikon Macro Lens?

What's your favorite Nikon-compatible macro lens? I'm completely new to macro photography (and still pretty new to photography in general, having purchased my first DSLR a little over a year ago), and I'm leaning towards the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF, largely because of the price differential between this and some of the other Nikkor macros. Anyone have any great experience with some of the makeshift macro lenses (using extension tubes, reversing rings, etc)?
posted by jacksides on Jul 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Digital Camera for Archival Work?

Best digital camera to use in archives? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Sep 29, 2006 - 20 answers

Where can I find cheap-to-ship macro coupling rings?

Where can I find macro coupler rings online that won't cost a fortune to ship to Ireland? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Mar 8, 2006 - 3 answers

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