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Macro Spotlight Vol. 208

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 3:55 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:
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Photography Week

There are a lot of different techniques to create Macro photos, some are expensive, like a dedicated Macro lens, and some are are cheaper, like close-up filters or with the technique I'm just going to explain. If you already have an entry level DSLR with the kit lens, you already have everything to do Macro, al you have to do is to reverse the lens:



The tools I'm going to use for this tutorial:



My first DSLR a Nikon D3000.
Tuto-4949 by MarcosRodriguez


A 50mm f1.8 lens, the most affordable lens you can purchase, although you can use the standard 18-55mm lens that came with your camera.

Tuto-4948 by MarcosRodriguez


A piece of paper and some tape (this is optional).

Tuto-4954 by MarcosRodriguez Tuto-4952 by MarcosRodriguez




And this will be my subject, an SD card:
Tuto-4956 by MarcosRodriguez

The technique



First of all, this is bit of a risky technique, so be very careful when doing it, because your lens and/or camera might fall off your hands to the ground and they might be damaged.
Ok, let's get started, first you have to locate the aperture lever of your lens. It's a tiny piece of metal that controls the aperture of the blades from the diaphragm inside your lens.
aperture lever by MarcosRodriguez


With your left hand hold the lens and with the left index finger move the lever to keep the aperture at its maximum.
Tuto-4965 by MarcosRodriguez


This step is optional, I use it all the time now, it allows me to light the scene I want to photograph without anything else than a piece of white paper and a piece of tape. So grab that paper, place a piece of tape and stick it on top of your lens, it will act both as a diffuser and as reflector.
Tuto-4967 by MarcosRodriguez Tuto-4968 by MarcosRodriguez

Now it comes the tricky step, holding the lens in your left hand, as I said, place the front element towards the mount of your camera, you must be sure that it fits well, you don't want to leave any open space between the lens and the camera, to avoid any light coming through it. 
Tuto-4964 by MarcosRodriguez
Tuto-4966 by MarcosRodriguez
If you want to try the trick of the paper, don't forget to pop pop the flash of your camera, it will be enough to get the shot correctly illuminated. All you have to do now is to try to focus manually on your subject by looking through your viewfinder and moving your camera back and forward till you think you have it in focus and press the shutter. If you use the flash and the scene is too bright, try to release the aperture lever half way right before taking the shot, that will make less light to come into the camera and you might get some extra DOF. 


The results

This is a photo of the SD card, this photograph is completely unedited
Tuto-0013 by MarcosRodriguez

This photo is the same SD card but this time using a dedicated Macro lens with a Full Frame DSLR
(Tamron 90 mm with a Nikon D600)
As you see magnification is almost the same one.
Tuto-4959 by MarcosRodriguez


This is a drop a I placed over a DVD, fully edited
Tuto-0019 by MarcosRodriguez

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and don't forget to show me your photos if you try this.

Best regards and good shooting!!!!!





Light Hunters Feature #130

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 7:54 AM

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MarcosRodriguez
Marcos
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Hi, my name is Marcos and I'm 35. I am the Macro Photography CV. I come from Spain and live in the wonderful land of Galicia. I discovered photography about 4 years ago, I try to learn as much as I can from all the great Deviants here.

My tools:
:bulletred:Nikon D600
:bulletred:Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 50 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 20 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 85 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
:bulletred:Kenko Extension Tubes
:bulletred:Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash

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BrettAZimmerman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Marcos, thanks for faving!  Cheers from Toronto.
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vw1956 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for faving detail by vw1956 :sun:
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macaranm Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Muy buenas fotos! se aprende mucho viendo como son las cosas de cerca, increíbles macros! son inspiradoras, te estaré observando! un saludo :D (Big Grin) 
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Muchas gracias!!!! :hug:
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Art-hax Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! :D (Big Grin) 
A special thank you Worship  for featuring my photo and giving me a I love deviantART! 

You made me veeeeeery happy...! :happybounce: 

I wish you all the best and once again

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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: You are most welcome!! Just keep the good work coming to deviantART!!! :hug:
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the continued support my friend!!  :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure!! :)
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Kaslito Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias, Marcos! :thumbsup:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No hay de qué Carlos!! :)
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kikielzinga Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for faving! :happybounce: 
There is much more art to come! 

Your art is really great by the way!
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome, keep it coming!!! And thank you!! :hug:
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kikielzinga Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
I will!
You're very welcome!
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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class-pessimist Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you so much for the :+fav:!
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :)
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snomanda Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you my friend for the fabulous Daily Deviation. :D

I am forever in your debt. :hug:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always welcome Snowy!!! Your gallery is a must see!!! :aww: Keep it up!!
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snomanda Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you my friend. :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sincere thanks again, Marcos !
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure!! :)
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AlexeySol Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!:) (Smile) 
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner 6 days ago
:w00t::+fav::w00t:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave:
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