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.

The Wall — rendered in b&w to suggest the storied barrier from  Thw Song of Ice and Fire

The Wall — rendered in b&w to suggest the storied barrier from The Song of Ice and Fire

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.

Break in the Wall

Break in the Wall

The generic flash unit is not TTL compatible, and so I’m setting the exposure manually for these shots.

Acorn cap

Acorn cap

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.

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