Equipment, Software & Technique

Macro Mania

February 25, 2012

Recently I bought a new macro lens to take my photography to a higher creative level. I have to admit the Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens is a beast I have never encountered before. I call it the mighty macro for it allows a 5:1 close up range, meaning I can photograph something as small as a grain of rice. The lens is not without challenges and certainly test my patience. It is manual focus lens and the depth of field is so shallow, image stacking is required but the creative possibilities are unlimited. Lighting is also a key factor, but I love working in my studio, so I am delighted to have this new tool. Once I master the basics, I plan to produce a series of abstract images, which I can add to my “Misconceptions” Collection or maybe I will start a new series called “Macronanay”.  Below is my first print available using this lens. It is a combination of 10 different photos.

Image shot with MP-E 65

Macro image using Canon's MP E -64

Well Aged by Susan McAnany

To view the print larger or purchase, visit my website:  http://www.susanmcanany.com

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