Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Potato chip can trick for macro photography, part of The DIY Photographer.
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- Welcome to the Do It Yourself Photographer Series.…I'm Joseph Linaschke, your host,…and today we're gonna be talking about macro photography.…Specifically, slightly lower light macro photography.…Let's set up the example here.…I've got a lovely flower that I wanna take a picture of.…I have a camera here that is very capable…of taking macro photos.…And I'm gonna go ahead and just get a shot…as we have here.…Right, let's go ahead and get in nice and close.…Get in there and get that picture.…And, you know, it's not bad.…It's a pretty good photo.…The problem is though, that we're in such low light…that I'm shooting at about 1/15th of a second,…which is really kind of slow to hand hold.…
So, I wanna add some light to it.…Now, this camera has a pop up flash.…That's pretty handy.…I can turn that on and add some light to my shot, right?…So, let's try that out.…Let's get in there again.…Get up nice and close and,…hold on, where's the light?…Well, what's happening here,…the flower's completely in the shade.…What's happening is that the lens shade is blocking…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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1. DIY Techniques
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