Using Close-Up Filters for Macro Photography

I often hearing people saying, “there’s nothing to photograph!” but what they usually mean is that there are no beautiful blue skies filled with puffy clouds or they’re not on the beach in Cancun. Heck, I wished I was in Mexico right now but if you take the time to look around there are great photographs just waiting to be captured. One of the least obvious photo ops is getting up close and personal with your subject and making macro...

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Shooting Digital Infrared with Filters
Mar27

Shooting Digital Infrared with Filters

The following images were captured while I was making photographs for my book “Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography”  that’s available at your favorite bookseller and Amazon.com. While I used many different kinds of cameras, including Canon and Olympus, to capture IR images for the book these examples were made using a Pentax K100D digital SLR. This photograph (left) was just one of a few images that I was able to make...

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Using Analog Filters in a Digital World
Feb29

Using Analog Filters in a Digital World

“What would it be like to be invisible?”—H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man On this ‘What’s In Your Camera Bag Wednesday” I’m taking a look at invisible filters. Unlike that difficult-to-see character in H.G. Wells’ novel or James Whale’s classic 1933 horror movie, you can actually see this filters but I’m using the term here as a way to differentiate them from the filters used for black and white, special effects,...

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