Category Archives: Winter

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The Year in Review 2014

I was going to skip the usual “best-of” and “thank-you” post this year, as I have been feeling under the weather and somewhat lost lately. However, I do have much to be thankful for, and […]

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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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Winter Focus-stacking Prep.

Lots to learn… One of my winter projects was to get to know the Stackshot focus-stacking system. However, this was difficult due to two problems: lack of subjects and too short a winter (you won’t […]

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My Equipment

For the photo-tech junkies, here is an outline of the major pieces of equipment I use. I am a B&H affiliate, so I have linked the equipment to B&H where you can get more information on the […]

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Approaches to Macro Photography

How many paths to macro photography? Let me count the ways… the impulse shooter:  “Wow. Quick, grab a picture of that beautiful/weird/yucky bug! ” BugGuide receives many examples this kind of image every day. the natural […]

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New Canon Ring Flash–Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

Tucked away in the press release for the new T5 entry level DSLR (11 Feb 2014) was the announcement of Canon’s Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. My very first response when viewing it was, “Does that […]

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New Article in Photo Life Magazine

I received my complementary copies of the February/March 2014 issue of Photo Life magazine yesterday. I have a 3½ page article called Bugs in My Camera in this edition, and the images look great. Here’s […]

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Thinking Out Loud: The Year Ahead

1 January, 2014 Formal public New Year’s resolutions are an all too rigid way of committing yourself to change, and very likely to fail. Throughout the year I am constantly planning ahead; remixing, responding and […]

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