The Art of Macro Photography

I wanted to write about different light sources, but I have fallen short with that series. Instead, I have been embarking on The Art of Macro Photography journey with the talented Tiffany Kelly of Tiffany Kelly Photography. I have always loved macro photography and actually purchased a macro lens about 2 years ago. However, I was not able to work with it properly and the lens collected dust :( . First I thought that the lens was not working properly; come to find out it was operator error. Honestly, macro photography is indeed an art form and you need to forget a lot of things in order to grow in it.

I am so thankful that Tiffany is teaching this course on Click Photo School (formerly known as CM University). Although we are only half way through the course, I have learned a lot...and still need to learn a lot more. Next week we will be learning about lighting our images; I am looking forward to that.

Here are some of the images I took last week and I will show you a pull back so that you see how tiny my subject actually was:

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Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/320 - f6.3 - ISO 1,600

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Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/160 - f6.3 - ISO 1,600

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Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/1,600 - f6.3 - ISO 1,000

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Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/320 - f6.3 - ISO 1,600

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Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/600 - f6.3 - ISO 1,000

Pull Back (using a third-hand tool): Mum-Macro_Pull-Back-copy

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/400 - f6.3 - ISO 1,000

Like I said many times before: no matter how long you photograph or you think you don't need to grow, think again. I have to say that I am thankful for communities like Clickin Moms. It is a great and safe environment to learn and grow. Although I was rejected to their pro program last year, I will give it another try this year. Maybe 2016 will be my year.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time - keep smiling Iris :) (TGTG)