Tag Archives: macro photography

New control box for a focus rail with many other options

I have now completed the new control box for the focus rail that I described how to build in a post I made a year or two ago. Actually, the new control box is capable of a great deal more … Continue reading

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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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End to the silence – building a new workshop

Why I have been ‘off the air’ and how I built a new workshop in an unusual location in France. Continue reading

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An Infrared Detector with Enhanced Immunity to Daylight Interference

High speed photography in daylight is difficult (and usually not that fast!). In darkness strobe pictures of bullets are made possible by utilizing a fast photo-diode or other photo-sensitive device as a switch – as the bullet passes the detector, … 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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Building a rangefinder-based high-speed macro photographic system

At the beginning of the year, I set out to make a high speed photography system with the specific objective of taking photographs of flying insects. The first system I built was a cross-beam setup. In a cross-beam system two … Continue reading

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Helicon Focus versus CombineZP and some early attempts at macro 3D

At £0.00 CombineZP represents excellent value but having played with Helicon Focus in the past, I wanted to get some idea of how well it worked by comparison. I had forgotten that you can get a month’s free trial of … Continue reading

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