Archive for July, 2009

Australia

July 26, 2009

Around the same time last year my family and i made a trip to the east coast of Australia. Whilst this wasn’t my first trip to Australia it was my first trip where we spent a bit more time in the nature as opposed to focusing on friends. It had also been about 6 months since i had received my DSLR and thus was the first time i would be able to use it to photograph an environment completely different to that of Holland.  Before heading to Australia we made a stop over in Singapore for a few days to get reacquainted with where i was born. In Singapore is also where i bought my first lens that didn’t come with the Camera. A macro lens, the Nikon 105mm f2.8. At the time i knew allot less than i thought i did when it came to macro photography. Or well in fact photography as a whole.

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Home made Lightbox

July 3, 2009

I was browsing Strobist, an off camera flash photography blog, the other day when i saw an article about a DIY Macro studio. link It advertised Building a lightbox for under $10. Which roughly convertes to under 6 euros. A lightbox, lightent or Macro Studio, is essentially a container of sorts where you place your subject, depending on the size of the box your subject size will vary but generally these boxes are reserved for smaller sized objects. In otherwords you wont be taking pictures in of your car in one of these anytime soon. (more…)