Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I got a little bored...

... and did some shooting yesterday morning. Try as I might, I'm still working to get all the kinks out of my camera. I'm no professional by any means, but I want to try some things with my Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR before life completely takes the best of me and I have to upgrade to whatever the current model may be (Amazon links say there are numerous bundles starting with the T5 and and going up).

That being said, I decided to go out and try my luck at the flowers that are outside my garage door. Attaching the Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups (there is a Nikon edition for the non Canon people. Yes, I know there are also attachments for other camera brands and even auto tubes. One of these days I'll break down and buy one of those.. try out any of the other auto focus macro tubes the "off brands" put out), I put the dial into manual mode, tried some various ISO balances and did some shooting. I even tried using the flash, however, nothing came out spectacular enough to want to share (I only took 24 pictures).

However, thumbing through them on my computer, I did find seven I thought were okay enough to pass around to people and the comments have been positive. Therefore, I figured I'd share them up here, as I've not had an update in a while and there hasn't been any pictures lately.

Again, the listing of materials used:

No use of a tripod; all hand held camera use, but I would highly suggest purchasing one if the decision is made to delve deeper into macro photography. I've talked to camera professionals who all agree the number 1 rule after purchasing attachments: get a tripod (I have an older version of the VANGUARD Espod Cx 203Ap Tripod with Ph-23 Pan Head).

Pictures or this rambling went to waste:

Until next time...