Category Archives: Equipment tips

Up close and personal: Part 3

Welcome to the first Gale Photography blog post of 2018! Yesterday I was fine-tuning and timing my new “Macro Photography” talk.  I reckoned it was looking and sounding pretty good, but I felt the ending needed a theme.  Macro photography can be done anywhere, so I set myself a little challenge.  It was to spend […]

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Up close and personal

Next year I will be offering a camera club talk about “Close-up and Macro photography”.  In the talk I will discuss the joys, and challenges, that this sort of photography brings.  There will be a certain amount of stuff about equipment and techniques, but the “rules” of photography still apply to close-up and macro images. […]

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It’s a blade of light.

I’ve been trying out a new light-painting tool.  It’s my home-made version of a commercially available tool.  I’ve had some custom-cut Perspex shapes made, and bought a very powerful LED torch.  The torch has three Cree T6 LED’s, and is somewhat north of 1000 Lumens brightness. At present my Perspex shapes are held in place […]

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