Thursday, January 6, 2011

Week 1 (January 1st - 7th) | Picture 2

I did it. I made myself go outside to use my macro lens in the dead of Winter. I got my awesome macro lens about 6 months ago, and learned very quickly that taking macro pictures is darn hard. So I have mostly been using it as a portrait lens. While it serves that purpose wonderfully, I could have gotten the 85mm 1.4 or the 135mm 2.0 if I just wanted a nice portrait lens. So I am really going to push myself to take more macro shots this year. Here's what I found in our barren yard:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 macro
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/320
ISO: 200
Flash: none
Exposure: manual

Boring? Kinda. More interesting than a lens cap? I like to think so. My macro photography needs a lot of work - I took over a hundred pictures and only got 2 keepers. The DOF and my unsteady hands make it a very frustrating type of photography for me. But I will keep at it!

While we are talking about macro photography, I must give a shout out to Michele and Amanda - two personal friends who give me macro inspiration every day. These ladies take some of the most beautiful macro pictures I've ever seen.


  1. Thanks for the shout out Jodi! Great shot!

  2. Thanks Jodi! :)

    I really like this shot, the light is lovely! :) I hope to see more soon.

  3. I will agree about those two. =D They DO take lovely macros, beyond belief lovely. But I'm thinking you'll be kicking some macro badassedness on this blog!


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