Photo by: Dave Jones
Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society

Macro Photography
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Recommended Equipment

Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash

  • Two separate flash heads that can be removed from their holder and mounted off-camera
  • Flash heads can removed from their holder and mounted off-camera
  • The Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX is fully E-TTL compatible with all EOS bodies, including digital SLRs
  • It also provides easy ratio control of each flash head's output, over a six-stop range
  • Features include: AF illuminator, illuminated LCD display, flash +/- compensation and flash exposure bracketing

Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce OM-24XSET
(for the above Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash)

  • Create more flattering portraits and professional-looking group shots.
  • Beautifully diffused, soft bounce lighting reduces red-eye and harsh shadows.
  • Can be attached or removed in seconds.
  • Custom fit for Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash.
  • Made in USA.

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Image Stacking Software

Helicon Focus

Helicon Focus is a Focus stacking software:
Focus Stacking is a post-processing technique that extends the depth of field in your photographs.
To use this technique, you take several images of the same scene, focusing your lens on a different part of the object for each shot. Then you can use Helicon Focus to blend all the sharp areas together and produce a completely sharp image.

Zerene Stacker -- The Basics

• Do you need more depth of field than you can get by just stopping down?
• Do you avoid stopping down because it makes your images soft from diffraction?
• Do you want a beautiful blurred background, but still see your whole subject sharp?

If you answered "Yes!" to any of those questions, then focus stacking is the tool for you.


Macro Tutorials

Flower Refraction Photo Behind The Scenes

A glass with a water and an overhanging cloth inside it functions as a drip feeder.
Place a small sauce tray (or something like it) underneath to catch the droplets and make them bounce out of the surface. You will also need a speedlight, ideally at a low power setting, to freeze motion and capture a crisp image.

How to Shoot Refraction Macro Photos in Water Drops, Glass Beads and More: