Category : Macro / Close up

365 Project : Day 063

I’m trying to do something else today, but then I can’t pull it off because the flower keeps on falling down; Then I saw some nice effect with the water, so I just roll with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Most of the time, mistakes lead us to something… might not be what we wanted originally, but still cool nevertheless. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 50mm 1.8 + 430exii Settings: f16 | 1/250 | ISO 320 Strobist: 430exii + LumiQuest Softbox III @ […]

365 Project : Day 052

Well, let me get this straight, this ring is not mine ๐Ÿ™‚ This ring is from a friend… He called from the Philippines tonight and made a “request” for my 365 to feature his ring.ย  Well, there you go! All I can say is that, the ring looks pretty good!ย  Looks very expensive indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Congrats! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 580exii Settings : f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III […]

365 Project : Day 051

Today, nothing special ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Just a normal CD lying around the house, putting some water drops and a little experimentation with the position of the speedlites.ย ย  It gives different shades of rainbow colors every time I change the angle of the strobes.ย  Again, something new I learned with my little science experiment ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Creating your own rainbow is fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ Gear: 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii […]

365 Project : Day 050

Water is a very interesting subject to shoot, it’s always unpredictable….ย  This time, no fancy background, though I did put some colorful object on the foreground to give me a colorful water drop ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a tip, when shooting something high speed in flash photography, it is best to remember that it is not the shutter speed that is stopping the action, it’s the strobe… the flash duration to be exact. I am really happy I finished 50 shots already, […]

365 Project : Day 047

Today is my birthday. Got up around 7am today and my sweetie was singing happy birthday and outside on the table, she got me a white forest cake and slices of cheese cakes.ย  The white forest cake is the one you can see above, already half eaten of course, together with the candles that came with it.ย  It was a happy moment for me, and as if thatโ€™s not enough, she gave me a present that cannot be purchased anywhere […]

365 Project : Day 046

Another last minute shot ๐Ÿ™‚ I had the idea of the lemon with the water drops but I was not able to get the effect I want, so I moved it to the sink to get a running water… Then at the last minute added this background to give a colorful punch ๐Ÿ™‚ Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 macro + 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox […]

365 Project : Day 032

Today was one of those days again… crunch time ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Scratching my head ’till 10pm until this idea came up, wanted to give credit to my assistant for chirping a few ideas here and there and for holding the water source (the shower) for me.ย  Indeed a great help.ย  Would have been difficult to do this on my own. I have something different on my head but this came out pretty interesting so I guess I’m going with it ๐Ÿ˜€ […]

365 Project : Day 031

They say, everything has a face if you stare at it long enough.ย  Well in this case, you don’t have to stare too long to notice the faces on the matches as they burned. Finally!ย  I have finished one month of my 365 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I took a picture every single day for the entire month… I’m giving my self a pat at the back ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  So far I am really happy with all the images I took for this month.ย  […]

365 Project : Day 024

This is what I take every morning, Triple Omega 3-6-9.ย  As they say, health is wealth! How I took this shot: I put the fish oil capsules in a small tupperware to diffuse the light coming out of the speedlite 580exii placed on the top. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Macro lens Settings: f13 | 1/250 , 580exii @ 1/64 power Strobist Info: Bare 580exii with the built in diffuser @ 1/64 power on top Trigger: Built-in wireless […]

365 Project : Day 004

You need patience and lots and lots of it.ย ย  Add a dependable macro lens, a ring flash adapter, a flash gun and most importantly a very cooperative insect model! wheew! that’s the recipe of a successful 1:1 macro shot (at least that’s from my experience).ย  To be honest, this is my first 1:1 macro shot, because I have all the above ingredients for some time, except for the cooperative model, but today… it came!ย  Just when I needed it the […]