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Lighting Test 1 | Small Fly | by SequentialMacro
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Lighting Test 1 | Small Fly

Hi, this is basically a quick test to see what i could get by moving the flash i have in different positions around the fly whilst taking the images.

For 3-4 hours today i tried to get some stacking done of quite a few different insects i had lined up, all of which failed because when i would get close to finishing, i would realise that part of the fly was out of shot meaning it had been moving slowly out of the lens as i was photographing it OR the tripod (broken) was shifting every time i wanted to focus on something else.


Although i was in a bad mood i decided to throw this together even if i wasn't happy with it. As always, i don't walk away from something unfinished, especially if it's artsy.


Plans -

New Tripod

Micro metre (auto)

DIY holder for rail

2x LED lamps for better lighting !

More patience when taking the photos :D


I would like to thank Gary (GeeTee55) and Craig Taylor a lot for advice given to me and i will take it in good favour and get to work putting their great ideas into action !!


Comment on the problems with this photo that need sorting, then i will post another one with a different (better) setup and see if i can distinguish them for good :-)


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Taken on April 4, 2012