Category Archives: Flash

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Twin Flash Rig

  After the demise of my  Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, I needed an alternative flash set-up for the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens. While twin flash is not always necessary for […]

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How to make a simple macro flash bracket

Search “macro flash bracket” on Google and you will pull up over 390 000 results. Switch to ‘Image’ search and you will see hundreds of photographs of different commercial and home-made variations of brackets designed […]

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In Memoriam–the tongue that killed my flash

While this bee was going through a re-shoot, the lighting unit, a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, failed on the right side. This image is cropped from the previous 150 image focus-stacked image that I […]

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An affordable Speedlite transmitter for Canon.

I don’t usually do sales blurbs, but I have been using the little Canon EOS 90EX for a few days and I think there may be some interested in its potential for macro photography. Many others […]

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Anand Varma — Getting the Pictures

As a follow-up on the previous post, here is a short video on how Anand Varma obtained some of the images for National Geographic. Some brief glimpses into his equipment and set-up. Looks like a […]

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Update

Due to the September course Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography that I led at MacEwan, I had a late start this year and I only managed to depart for my regular southern Alberta tour on September 23. I ran into […]

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Red Leaf Beetles

Found these two red leaf beetles (possibly Tricholochmaea cavicollis) enjoying the view on the fringes of the pine sandhills at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton.  A natural history fail on my part, I did not […]

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Ellis Bird Farm Photography Workshops

Two repeat workshops are happening at the lovely Ellis Bird Farm in August! Tuesday, August 5, 9AM to 4PM: Introduction to Photography with the Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR) For new and prospective owners of a DSLR, this […]

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