Tag Archives: extreme macro

How to take ‘bad macro’ photos

I was somewhat reluctant to do a blog post about the process of taking pictures. Whenever I read anything about this on internet forums, there is lots of flaming and trolling. However, I want to start out by freely admitting … Continue reading

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The “Photomacroscope”

(This post is a work in progress – pictures to be added etc.!) “Photomacroscope” is a rather fancy name that I have given to taking some bits and pieces that I had lying around and turning them into a variable … Continue reading

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Crude but useful goniometer

One of the problems encountered when taking macro photographs of small objects such as insect heads, is the difficulty of maneuvering the object into the field of view to the angle one wants. I can usually get near to the orientation … Continue reading

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New year – projects? Rotating macro stage…to become a goniometer?

It’s  New Year and I am starting to think about what I will be making in the next 12 months. Certainly, I will be wanting to improve on existing designs. Currently, I have functioning versions of the following set-ups: High … Continue reading

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Focus stacking – lessons learnt

I think I am beginning to get the measure of the Nikon R1C1 speed-light commander kit/SB-R200 speed-lights, SB-R200 speed-lights, CombineZP and my home-built focus rail. The first lesson I learnt was that the R1C1 kit is fantastically capable. Set to … Continue reading

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CombineZP – do the different methods of combining stacks make any difference?

Well, this is interesting because as I write, I really don’t know the answer. Today, I made a stack of 50 photos at 60um (0.06mm) intervals. I then rejected a few frames on the basis that they were in front … Continue reading

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First Outputs from Focusing Rail

Today I took my first images with the focusing rail I described earlier. I hadn’t really expected anything too great. I used CombineZP to produce the images. This software is free but it seems very capable. It may take me … Continue reading

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