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December 30, 2016

Macro & Close-up Photography – Part Two

SO HOW CLOSE DO YOU WANT TO GET?

In part one we talked about how to improve your macro photography with some simple hints and tips (click here if you haven’t read part one). In this blog, we will go through what equipment is available to help you get closer to your subject.

Equipment

There are many accessories, lenses and flash units that let you get better images of your close-up subject. What you choose will depend on upon what you want to achieve, and of course what your budget is.

Close-up filters/Dioptresclose-up filters

A close-up filter is just like a magnifying lens that you would use at home only you can attach to the front of your camera [...]

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December 30, 2016

Macro & Close-up Photography – Part one

The great thing about macro photography is that you can find endless details, patterns and subjects in the tiny world around us that are waiting to be photographed. While DSLR and Mirrorless cameras will have a huge variety of accessories available to help you create close-up images, many compact cameras have the ability to also create really great close-up pictures. So, whether you have a top-of –the-range DSLR or a simple, compact camera I would encourage you to try getting a little bit closer to your subject.

In this two-part Blog, we will discuss how to get great close-up photographs. In this first post, we will discuss camera settings and general tips. In our second post, [...]

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March 10, 2015

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 Review

Panasonic LUMIX DMC – LX100 is a point and shoot camera with excelent photo and video quality. Its features and great performance make it one of the favourites of serious photographers. It has a full auto mode and it’s a good dSRL alternative. However, at the average price of $800 it can be pretty expensive if you are looking only to upgrade the photo and video quality.

Image quality of Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

The high photo quality comes from a combination of performant lens and a large sensor yield, making a JPEG format image look awesome at ISO 800, catching a high amount of detail, despite its relatively low resolution. Between ISO 1600 and ISO 3200, a color shift can be [...]

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