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Dreaming in Macro — Free up your mind and create (preview)

 Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay

Are you mentally bogged down by your equipment? Sometimes your equipment can block your creative inner self. “Always use a tripod” is something that has been instilled in all of us for nature and landscape photography and we obediently do as we’re told. For 99 percent of my work it’s essential and I achieve the shots that I’m after, but when shooting macro images of flowers and grasses my tripod tends to get in the way physically and hinders my creativity. This technique not only frees up your gear load, but also your mind for some beautiful, dreamy, macros.

©Roy Ramsay Yellow lanceleaf coreopsis, Coldwater, ON Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 105mm macro, ƒ2.8@1/1600 sec., ISO 320

©Roy Ramsay
Yellow lanceleaf coreopsis, Coldwater, ON
Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 105mm macro, ƒ2.8@1/1600 sec., ISO 320

To read more of Roy Ramsay’s article “Dreaming in Macro”, please pick up the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of OPC today, or subscribe now and never miss an issue!

 

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