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Macro++ This is how I do it ++

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 4, 2009, 1:15 PM
Images and Code developed by mc-cool


Dadian's Macro's

Equipment

Canon 400D
Battery grip
IR Remote shutter release
Canon 50mm 1:1.8 lens
Kenko 3 piece extension tubes
360 pistol grip adaptor
Slide rail
Uni Loc System 1700 tripod
2X adjustable table lamps ( 60w equivalent energy saving bulbs)
4gb memory card

Macro setup by dadian   Macro setup ii by dadian

Camera settings

Canon RAW large
Apertures priority setting (AV)
Manual focus
Fluorescent light white balance setting ( to allow for the low energy bulbs)
Self timer set to use IR remote
Evaluative metering
Mirror lock up custom function ( **do not forget to set this back caused me all sorts of problems this week when I forgot**)

Technique

Try anything and everything
Set tripod to rough height and distance
Use pistol grip to position lens
Use slide rail for focusing
Use lens focus ring for final setting of focus

PS work

Open images in Adobe Camera RAW adjust as required
Open in PS Elements
Create duplicate layer and work on this
Crop as required
Check image at pixel view
If image needs some sharpening, create an overlay duplicate layer, apply high pass filter.
Delete original layer flatten image
Save as JPG large size

Me setting

Set to creative mode
Set to try anything mode
Set to have fun mode

I have just received this wonderful gift from :iconbirthstone:
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dadian
Knowledge is life
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United Kingdom
Current Age:52 , Current Residence: near London, Favourite
photographer: My wife sheiabah, Operating System: Mac osxMP3 player of choice: ipod
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This was inspired by your picture Colored Drop 2 and I hope you love it too: woodlily.deviantart.com/art/Jo…
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Kaydeniro Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used your lovely stock here: kaydeniro.deviantart.com/art/T…
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pqphotography Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday :D
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HappyB by kmygraphic
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Ddian :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
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