Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Macro Rocks

A friend of mine from another challenge presented this challenge to me. At first it didn’t make sense. So I thought about it and finally got around to doing it. She told me to reverse my lens and take photos that way. It’s the poor man’s way of taking macro photographs. Hahahaha

It was pretty darn cool. Of course what was confusing me was how to set the aperture. Well…there is no aperture. You only set the shutter speed.

Here are a couple of items that I took macros of. The first are the berries from my holly bush out front and the second is red curry powder. Don’t tell hubby I was playing in his spices!

Have you had your portrait created today?


Betty

17 comments:

D Shoro said...

I love the shot of those berries! Hard to believe this works, I am going to have to try that!

sand9_9 said...

I guess, I understand about moving the camera back & forth to focus but it only works on macro pics right? By the way I thought the pics looked classy.

Gina said...

Love the berry shot...the colors are intense :) Not sure if I understand the reverse lens thing.

Robyn said...

I'm also going to give it a try. Just for fun cause I have a perfectly good macro lens LOL

Julie said...

Oh yes, I learned about this in a photographery class once. Very cool shots!

Amanda said...

CC, I love these! How in the heck did you do it... I'm so confused. I want to learn to do the poor man's macro. Can you explain please. I love the colors here. Great images.

heidi~r. said...

Great shots! I have always wanted to try reversing the lens but didn't nderstand how the lens would stay in place...do you hold it or is there some type of adapter?

Kayla Sullivan said...

Betty,

I love the berry shot. I really want a macro lens!

Tara said...

Very cool idea.

CC Photography said...

Thanks guys. What you do is take off your lens and turn it around as if you're going to screw it back in except this time it's backwards. You'll have to hand hold it. Thus the reason you see so much camera shake. Your canon camera will tell you that your F Stop is f/00 but you can still adjust your shutter speed. It was pretty cool. I could so do this all of the time, but I was terrified that I would get dust on my sensor! lol lol

Melissa said...

Oh I really like those!

Ali said...

These are super cool! I love the berry photo with the reds up against the green and blue!

Tammy said...

you know what???? You really rock at taking photos! HOLY COW!! These are FAB!

Amy (3 Peas) said...

Wow- I've never heard of this- I'll have to try it! Did you use a fixed lens then? Like a 50mm?

Amanda said...

Thanks for the explanation... I can't wait to try this.

denise gisele said...

WOW! These shots are spectacular! Your color and dof rock! Such creative shots. I have never heard of this either. I want to try it out for myself sometime.

Christina said...

What a very cool technique! I love what you achieved with it. I can't wait to try this when I get home.