Macro Lighting Advice

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OP Joe94 Regular Member • Posts: 268
Re: Macro Lighting Advice

Brandon birder wrote:

jimhughes wrote:

Until now, all my insect photos were with natural light.

But I recently an LED ring flash and I'm liking what it can do as 'fill'. I just wrote a blog post about this:

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/08/16/insect-macro-with-led-ring-flash/

Interesting link you wrote on FP mode and the Neewer LED flash.

I've just started on macro and also bought a Neewer LED flash. One week actually.

I tend to use it with the light on like a video light, only it's a ring light.

I also use focus stacking and the camera makes the stack for me.

So with the camera set to 1/500s iso 1250 and f 2.8 it can get well lit images with this cheap lighting set up.

Anyway it was fairly easy to get decent stacked images handheld. Takes about 1/2 second to take 15 images.

This is my first macro. The spider is about 7mm leg tip to leg tip.

Anyway would like to hear how the Olympus macro flash pans out.

Very nice shots! I have only used the STF-8 a couple of time since getting it, due to the weather not being brilliant and the awful wind not being the best conditions for Macro.. However the test I have done, I find it perfect for just going out into the garden finding a subject and taking the shot without having to set too much up.

I can also see it has some good potential to be able to start getting creative with it & using it to blend flash with daylight.

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