Thursday, February 25, 2010

1:10 to 1:1 Project

For my Macro Photography class we picked an object that was "about football-sized" to photograph in a series from 1:10 to 1:1. I used a 105mm AF Nikkor lens. It was exposed at f/22 for 3 seconds for the 1:10 and 2 seconds for the 1:1.

Glass bead

This doughnut shaped glass bead was photographed with a 60mm Nikkor lens at 1:1. I used a copy stand to back light the bead, but the side lights were not illuminated. Exposed at f/32 at 1/4th of a second.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Its good for you!

These are dried chickpeas with a lettuce background. Shot using a copy stand, side lit on both sides at slightly more than 1/2 power. It was shot at f32 at 3/4ths of a second and the magnification is 1:1.

This is a turnip that I shot using a copy stand. I turned the side lights to half power. Like the chickpeas, It was shot at F32 at 3/4ths of a second and the magnification is 1:1.

First attempt at ophthalmic photography...

I took this picture with a 55mm lens and an extention tube, which gave a magnification of 1:1. I am lucky to have such a sweet cat who doesn't mind being flashed with an SB900. Well, OK he started to get tired after the first ten attempts. Its hard to shoot macro without a tripod!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Macro Metal

To capture my subjects I used a D300 with a 60mm Nikkor lens, a lens stage, a tripod and cable release, and white and black fill cards. For lighting I used a mini hot light and a diffusion screen. Both images are 1:2, captured at F22.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

First Video Attempt

For our assignment we were given an MP3 file of a Thom Yorke song. The only requirements were that we include at least 30 seconds of the Yorke song and the total video had to be 1 min to 1.5 minutes. I photographed many sheets of paper using a flash and then added them to IMOVIE at .3 sec intervals. I repeated the color sequence a few times. For the sound I took samples of the song that I liked and tried my best to blend them together. I was not happy with the results because I was unable to match beats using the software and a discerning ear can tell where the audio clips are repeated.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What is it?

This is another macro image shot 1:1 with a 60mm AF macro lens. Can you guess what it is?