Close up Macro of the keypad of my mobile phone (a Motorola Razr).


This week for my Photography Class I need to take five landscape photos and five macros, guess which ones these are?


incidentally I took five macro shots (four I uploaded to Flickr) in about 30 minutes, since Joleen and I both needed to get our shots and we only have one true macro lens (the 24-70mm f/2.8L has a macro function which is great but it's not the same thing) and we waited until right before class to take our photos.


Tech Details: Canon 5D and 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Manfrotto 3021BPRO tripod with 322RC2 ballhead (which isn't the greatest with macro stuff), with center column horizontal to get out over the subject. Lighting provided by two Canon 580EX speedlites triggered via a Canon ST-E2 transmitter (all flash stuff set manual, no eTTL here).


One flash (the key light) was to camera right and to the side of the subject, pointed straight up with a Gary Fong LightSphere Cloud difusing it (acting as a large softbox), the other flash was to camera left and was above and over the subject diffused with a STO-FEN OmniBounce evening out the light a bit while still allowing some shadow detail. Camera triggered with a shutter release cable and using mirror lock-up to reduce any camera vibration.


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Taken on February 4, 2008