Focusing Tips – How To Rock Out For Optimum Focus Accuracy

Using DSLRs, I oscillate pretty evenly between Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) lenses. And even with my three AF lenses, I use them MF a significant part of the time too. Because many of my photographs are close up - and often at the closest focus of the lens - I often use… Continue reading Focusing Tips – How To Rock Out For Optimum Focus Accuracy

How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part V) – De-glassing A Teleconverter

It’s a long held belief of mine (and not just as a photographer) that the beauty of life is in the tiny details. So for as long as I’ve been photographing with intention (since around 2006 with Sony camera phones), I’ve been drawn to photographing up close and intimate. This is a short series on… Continue reading How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part V) – De-glassing A Teleconverter

The Constant Call Of The Close Up

If my photographic output of the last three or four years was arranged by distance to subject, about 90% would be less than 30cm away. A significant proportion would be less than 3cm away! Regular readers might recall I recently shared a series of posts about different ways to photograph up close and intimate. So… Continue reading The Constant Call Of The Close Up

How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part IV) – Dedicated Macro Lenses

It’s a long held belief of mine (and not just as a photographer) that the beauty of life is in the tiny details. So for as long as I’ve been photographing with intention (since around 2006 with Sony camera phones), I’ve been drawn to photographing up close and intimate. This is a short series on… Continue reading How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part IV) – Dedicated Macro Lenses

How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part III) – Macro Extension Rings

It's a long held belief of mine (and not just as a photographer) that the beauty of life is in the tiny details. So for as long as I've been photographing with intention (since around 2006 with Sony camera phones), I've been drawn to photographing up close and intimate. This is a short series on… Continue reading How To Get Up Close And Intimate (Part III) – Macro Extension Rings