Friday, June 19, 2009

Macro Photography with Raspberries

No recipe this time, I just wanted to share some photos:) I was playing around with my macro lens and got some cool results!

super closeup of raspberry

With a macro lens, if you want a super close-up photo, you don't need to open up your aperture all the way to get that creamy blur (bokeh) in the background. The object is so close to the lens that the amount in focus (depth of field) is very small, even at smaller apertures.

super closeup of raspberry

And you can move back and use it as a regular lens, too ;)

If you want to get closeups but don't have a SLR with a macro lens, try using your camera's macro setting. It should have an icon like this: Just check your camera's manual to see how close you can get :)

17 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Stunning!!

Jessica said...

These are INCREDIBLE!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous!!

Dominique said...

Wonderful!!! thank you...

Rosabela said...

The photos look stunning!
Thanks for the tips!

Debra Snider said...

Love the closeup! Gorgeous & sensuous.

isa said...

Amazing!

Hilary said...

Wicked shot!

pinkstripes said...

Love the picture! Cool!

Eliana said...

Wonderful as always.

Nazarina A said...

These pictures are stunning! Thanks for the tips, I need all the help I can get!

Heather said...

Beautiful! You are very artistic.

Maggie Harkov said...

My favorite fruit! My mouth is watering now...B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Truly SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Scootabaker said...

I just got my canon slr and 50mm f/1.4 upon your recommendation a few weeks ago. I LOVE it! But I'm wondering if it's really possible to use the flower(macro) option with a fixed lense. Do you recommend an extention tube instead of a $1000 macro lense for the time being? You're my camera guru! And that raspberry photo...I'm so jealous!

kimberly salem said...

I appreciate the comments, everyone!! :) So glad you like the pics!

@Scootabaker, I hope you are loving your SLR! :) With SLR lenses there is no macro option, so you would need another lens if you want to get in very close. The 50 1.4 has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5 feet. Macro lenses are a lot less than $1k, but still not cheap;) If you want to play around with one, I'd suggest renting. I've used borrow lenses before (http://www.borrowlenses.com/) and they are really good. HTH! :)

BTW, I also really like this site for in-depth Canon lens reviews! http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/

The Scootabaker said...

Wow, rented lenses!? How fun! Thanks for the recommendation!

-Heather

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

These are great! There is something very photogenic about a raspberry and you have captured it beautifully! Love the close-up!

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