Tom and I want to celebrate the great images being created by photographers each month. For May we selected an image from our new Online Macro Workshop. We hope you enjoy Diane’s images as much as we do.
Congratulations to May’s photographer – Diane Lowry
I was trying to replicate Tom’s water droplets on a dandelion seed. It was harder than you might think!
I had a syringe and wanted to put a drop of glycerine on the seed. I would try to drop precisely and it would roll to the other side. It was not going as I had hoped.
I was staring at the drop while I was holding my syringe horizontally. I am a physician’s assistant and syringes are normal for me. The drops were falling off the syringe and I noticed that I could see the background flower in the drops. This didn’t tell the right story.
I decided to put the American flag back up. That to me tells the story. I hope that people will make up their own story about the image.
The Data: .5 sec, f/7.1, 200 mm, ISO 200
The Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 100mm 2.8 lens
About Macro Photography:
With macro photography there is a whole other world out there if you look. You don’t have to travel. You can go into the backyard and work with what you have.
Learning to do macro makes you a better photographer. As with all photography you have to work with light.
I like to challenge myself with lighting. For the bubble image I decided to use my studio lights. I don’t do portraits unless my family asks me to so this was a challenge for me.
Macro Photography Tip from the Photographer:
The best thing you can do is look at other people’s work. It gives you new ideas. Go online and look at what other people are doing.
On Diane’s Horizon:
My trips to Italy and Iceland were canceled – so I hope to fit those in.
I also want to visit the Badlands either on my own or on a workshop.
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