Member Bob Bray started our Macro evening with a fine slide show of all things small, mostly to be found in Bob's garden - insects, flowers, butterflies and the like - and he finished off with an excellent AV called 'The Ugly Bug Ball'. Only problem - we kept singing the accompanying songtrack by Burl Ives for the rest of the evening!
© Bob Bray 2017
Pete Shaw followed with an overview of some of the technical challenges to overcome when taking Macro images, particularly getting enough light onto the subject and how to get enough depth of field. He demonstrated Nikon's latest ring-flash equipment and talked about photo stacking, later demonstrating the procedure with his camera, laptop and stacking software.
Members were then let loose to set up and have a go at table-top Macro with room and additional lighting such as torches and I-Phones. We managed not to fall over each other's tripods and took images of subjects including plant & seashore material and small figurines with varying degrees of success!
© David Sage 2017
© Amanda Gregory 2017