Lighting is one of the trickiest aspects of macro photography. Using the Lomography Ringflash the way it was intended can improve your macro shots.
At the smallest scales shadows become a problem because a blade of grass might as well be a building. If you try to use a camera’s built-in flash it will be more offset and more useless the closer you get to your subject. If you do manage to light your subject, the flash will often be too strong at macro distances. Macro lenses for high-end cameras can be very expensive, but if you’re lucky you just might be able to use the Ringflash with your macro setup. Many of you know the Ringflash as the ultimate accessory for the Lomography Fisheye cameras, but it was originally designed as a flash for macro photography. Luckily it just happens to fit my macro kit. I have a Canon EOS Rebel Ti and a Quantaray zoom lens with a macro setting. The Ringflash fits perfectly over the rubberized grip on the lens. The Ringflash has a “slave” mode where it will flash in response to another flash going off, so I just set the camera to “forced flash” and fire.
Here are some examples demonstrating the nice, even lighting you can get with a macro flash:
Like a pat on the back, liking your fellow Lomographers' photos can go a long way. This simple gesture is sometimes enough to motivate them to continue shooting and improving. Meet this batch of Lomographers who eagerly spread the Lomo-love throughout the community one click at a time.
What can one do when creator's block hits the photographer? A fresh way of seeing the surroundings might just be the trick. Take a break from your usual analogue grind and experiment with some unique panoramic shots with the Spinner 360° to your heart's content.
Introducing Lomography's latest limited edition film, the B&W 400 35 mm Berlin Kino film! Originally used to make black and white films, this film provides timeless photos with sublime shades of gray worthy of the movies! Preorder yours before it's too late!
One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.
Photo Plus is the dominating force of Photo expos in North America. Showcasing mainly gear and new innovations in Photography, Video, Lighting, Audio, etc., the expo’s focus is to bring attention to how to make your photo better using equipment rather than emphasis on the result itself.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Amsterdam, there's much to learn.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Beijing, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Beijing.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.
A new year entails a new set of visual fads and aesthetics to dominate the year. Earlier this January, many visual trendsetters reported their predictions in various aspects of contemporary art. It's Lomography's time to forecast for future of analogue photography.