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Welcome to Zoom-Foto

You've no doubt landed here as part of a journey. It starts with the quest for knowledge or inspiration and ends generally with a few choice words with our good friend Google. Words like "camera" and "lighting", combined with "how'd they do that ..." and "how can I do that ..." will land you here. Take heart my friends. I can show you "how'd they do that" - and how you can too.

And this is where our paths cross and we begin our journey together. I have trod the path of 'avid photographer' for years. I have searched for hours for 'how to photograph water drops' and marveled at the perfection of other people's beautifully poised single sparkling drop. I have stood for far too long in the cold to capture that one moment of swirling snow when the air appears to sparkle. And I confess with guilt that beautiful wild horses in the Icelandic hills just had to be photographed at the expense of my very patient traveling companions.

We have all been there - somewhere where the distractions of life are left behind and we exist in the moment. Camera in hand, subject just there. And nothing else. Call me obsessed, call me a little crazy, and you might have captured my dedication to documenting that moment.
If you get this - if you've been there - then join me as I follow the path of avid photographer. Let's learn a lot of photo tech, share our inspiration and produce fantastic shots!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Macro Images - Bugs!

A few warm days last month, and like any self-respecting photographer with a macro lens, I was waiting impatiently for the bugs to come out.  A month later and lots of cold weekends, and I've finally had enough of waiting.

My son said "Mummy", lets go to the butterfly conservatory to take photos."  Well, I was out the door and driving toward Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory almost before he could grab his point-and-shoot and hop in the car.

We were rewarded for our gloomy-day jaunt with a steamy day in the greenhouse, and a few great pics.  These were all taken with my Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens, mostly at 1x magnification and without a flash.

Go directly to my macro gallery, or check out the Zoom-Foto gallery for more of my images.

1 comment:

  1. I love using hdr technique. It helps make your pictures more deep and clean. I usually make it with special photo editing tools. Such as Aurora HDR, I am so satisfied with it so now recommend it to everyone.