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Macro photography at home: Exploring the micro-world of seashells
Macro photography at home: Creating otherworldly scenes with hand sanitizer
Beyond Technique: Monica Royal discusses macro and fine art photography
Exploring tiny worlds with macro photography
Mobile Mondays: Creating a rough draft with your phone
How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image
Sigma announces 105mm f/2.8 Macro for mirrorless
Focus stacking with a macro rail
Taking a look at macro ring lights
Better macro photography with Luminar 4
Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly
Hands-on with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro lens

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Sigma announces 105mm f/2.8 Macro for mirrorless

This morning, Sigma announced the 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro | Art lens, for both Sony E-mount and L-mount. It is the first prime macro lens designed by Sigma exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The camera offers a 1:1 magnification,

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Focus stacking with a macro rail

Well, there are some buzz words for you — focus stacking, macro rail … but what does it all mean? In layman’s terms, it is a guide that sits on your camera to help with moving your focal point in

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Taking a look at macro ring lights

I recently wrote a post on using extension tubes and mentioned how macro ring lights can be very helpful. So in this follow-up, I take a closer look at macro ring lights and the benefits of them. Getting in really

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Better macro photography with Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how to enhance macro photos. Learn about sharpening details as well as zone-based controls. AI Structure is an amazing addition to unlock details as well.   Luminar works as both an application and

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Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance of your lens and magnify your images. Long story short, they help create macro images without a macro lens. Extension

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Sony 90mm macro f/2.8

Hands-on with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro lens

Looking for a way to photograph with fresh and new perspectives? From nature to portrait, to commercial and artistic photography, a macro lens might just be what you need. Here are my thoughts on my up-close and personal hands-on with

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What are metering modes?

While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let’s take a look at metering modes for photography. Most DSLR and mirrorless camera have a variety of metering modes. Just to be equally as confusing, different

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Six photography projects to do from home

Going a bit stir crazy in self-isolation? Looking for some fun activities to burn through the hours? How about trying your hand at some of these, especially if they are out of your comfort zone. If you normally photograph landscapes

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Fun with macro photography in the yard

True macro photography is defined as the subject being life-size or larger than the object being photographed. I personally have a slightly looser definition. It means creating an image that can reveal detail more than is visible to the casual

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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