macro photography

Macro Photography - Flower

The most common question asked about gear is “what lens should I get next?”  My answer is consistently, “what can your existing lens or lenses not do?”  Answers vary.  People want many things and are very reasonably cautious about investments. A caveat:  I am a supporter of spending your hard-earned money on glass over camera bodies.  Good lenses stand the test of time, camera bodies get revised regularly and while there are the occasional updates that are major leaps, the realities are that today’s cameras are all pretty darn awesome […]

Flower photography with one continuous light source and a white background

Spring is coming and as I write this it, it’s 17 degrees outside and it feels like spring is here. When the weather changes, the flowers start to bloom and photographers become inspired to make images of the beautiful colours and shapes that announce an end to winter. Sadly, many photos of flowers are lacking something. Flowers are challenging to shoot well, because they are naturally beautiful and to make the image special, we need to do more. Managing the light, and the angle are methods to make better flower […]