Category Archives: Macro

March macro mayhem

A friend recently gave me a bellows attachment.  Bellows allow you to get the lens away from the camera body, and this gives you more magnification.  It was made for an M42 screw-thread mount camera system (think 1950/60’s Pentax or Praktica), so making it work with my Olympus MFT system needed an adapter. Having done […]

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It’s all about the light – again.

I have written previously about how important the direction of the light is in your photography.   Kodak’s advice in the early 20th century was to have the light coming over your shoulder.  That was all well and good in the days when film wasn’t very sensitive, but today we can do the exact opposite, and […]

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Little things mean a lot

In our new garden in Worcester we are still learning about what plants and wildlife we have.  Putting to one side the squirrels that drop bits of part-chewed walnuts (and squirrel spit!) all over our cars on the drive, there are some interesting insects around, like this Bronze Shield Bug. Some of you will know […]

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