To The Power Of Ten (Times)

During a clear out at work, we stumbled upon an old microscope. It had two lenses, a 10x and a 40x optic, which I thought might be fun to experiment with, just to see if it may be possible to take images with them on my camera. I did a bit of research, and quickly found…

Stacks Of Fun

Buoyed by the success of my experiment photographing my left hand, I did a bit more reading and found plenty of information online on how to do focus stacking in Photoshop. Focusing stacking is a technique where the in-focus bits from a set of images can be combined into one image, giving the appearance of…

Finger Painting

Almost a year has passed since I first bought the bellows, adapters and lenses required for close up photography and I had a sudden pang of inspiration/urgency with wanting to do something with them. The worst part of transitioning from doing something for a job, to trying to do it for fun again is finding…

Early Macro Experiments

About a year ago, I decided I wanted to start playing with taking close-up images again. It’s something I’d played with when I studied Fine Art at University, and again, as I started to experiment as a photographer.