Monthly Archives: June 2009

This month the weather was good enough to enjoy shooting outside and this gave me the opportunity to get some macro work done. I managed to place a moth in my little terrarium so I had a few moments to get some shots. Later that weekend I managed to capture a big spider. Joan started to feed him little insects which the spider enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately the distance between the spider and its dinner was too large which made it impossible to shoot with my MP-E 65mm macro lens. The DOF was way beyond the lens’ limits. The MP-E 65mm keeps amazing me, but I also still love my 100mm f/2.8 macro is still a favorite. I Also added some shots made with this lens to the gallery. Insects gallery Flowers gallery [Canon 5D, MP-E 65mm and 100mm Macro, Macro flash]

Just a tryout with my 16-35mm lens and flash while my daughter was eating a sandwich with apple syrup. (one of her favorites). I love the (slight) fisheye effect that the 16mm produces on my full frame Canon 5D. And I really like the fill-in effect caused the flash. Basically the same technique I used while I was shooting Nicki with her sandbox toys in the garden. Set (in manual mode) the right exposure for the surrounding on your camera, and you the flash (also in manual mode) to make sure that you light your subject correctly. You can leave the flash on ETTL (auto mode), but I prefer to have full control over my camera and flash. Next day I tweaked some settings in Adobe lightroom (exposure, clarity, and vibrance) to give it a little bit a vintage look. Click here to see the larger version and the other photos from the same series. [Canon 5D, 16-35mm, Flash]

I love to shoot while I am on the road, just traveling and taking pictures. It does not mather if I travel by car, bike, or train. I just like to shoot images of little things that I see daily when I travel. The images below are just a few examples. [Canon 5D and Canon IXUS 75]