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Pushing Limits — Delving into Another World (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka Macro photographers know that once you get a glimpse of the detail in an insect’s eye or the inside of a flower, you want to get even closer. Some subjects have unending detail and no matter how close you get, there’s still more to see. A surprising number of […]

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Posted in Articles, Don Komarechka

Gear – Panasonic Lumix G9 (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic has recently released the Lumix G9, which is full of wonderful technology. In such a competitive industry, it’s becoming more difficult for manufacturers to make products that stand out from the crowd. Has Panasonic done their magic with the Lumix G9? Drum roll ….  It’s easy to look up technical […]

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Posted in Articles, Gear, Jason DiMichele

Pushing Limits – Stacking Images to Expand Focus and Time (preview)

By Don Komarechka One way I’ve been pushing limits with my own photography in the past decade is trying to uncover ways to overcome the limitations of physics. For astrophotography, especially over long timescales, light pollution adds up to frustration. In macro photography we are faced with a depth-of-field that’s so shallow, we miss important […]

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Posted in Articles, Don Komarechka

Hand-Held Macro Workshop with the Toronto Digital Photography Club (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay Photography by members of the Toronto Digital Photography Club This past spring OPC hosted a hand-held macro workshop at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The photography was based on a technique I wrote about back in Issue #33 (Spring/Summer 2015). The Toronto Digital Photography Club asked me to take them out on […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Out of Focus – If you’re big into shooting little things … (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg The realm of outdoor photography includes all kinds of people who specialize in shooting all sorts of different subjects. Some photographers focus solely on big, furry carnivores, some only shoot monochromatic landscapes, or out-of-focus waterfalls, or unicyclists on trails, or dead trees, or yellow birds, or brown bats or […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg

2016 July Editor’s Assignment

July 2016 – Macro/Close-up Deadline: July 31, 2016 Assignment is now closed. Images submitted:   Your Assignment: Explore the hidden details in the natural world all around us. Close-up / Macro photography reveals the universe at our feet, and your assignment is to capture these fascinating details. You’ll be surprised what you can discover in your own […]

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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 […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (full review)

Review by Mark Degner Photographers like things that are familiar or comfortable and often shun things that are different. This can be said about photographic styles, techniques and equipment. However, this can also limit photographers in pursuit of their craft. Three of the products in this issue’s gear reviews fall into the category of different […]

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Posted in Gear, Mark & Leslie Degner

Advanced Shooter — Forget the Macro Lens (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Over the course of 25+ years in photography I have owned at least six different macro lens. And the fate of every single one of these lenses has been the same: I sold them! I know that macro lenses allow me to focus really close and make detailed photos […]

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Posted in Articles, Darwin Wiggett