The macro project — preliminary studies
As Anne and I amble through the neighborhood on our weekend walks, we’ve begun picking up odds and ends of ephemera (nuts, seeds, leaf litter, etc.) with the object in mind to photograph them in a controlled environment against a sheet of white posterboard.
Here are my first few attempts, utilizing a cheap ringlight I purchased several years ago (and have never used — until now), mounted at the end of my venerable Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro lens.
The generic flash unit is not TTL compatible, and so I’m setting the exposure manually for these shots.
It remains to be seen whether the results will prove more pleasing with off-camera TTL slave flashes employed instead. Time (and experimentation) will tell.