Macro photography seems to be all the rage these days on online fine art sites. And let me tell you, there are some really stunning images that I could only dream of creating quality wise. But everyone knows I am a dreamer…..so I am going to see what I can do with my creative eye and my new Nikon D7000 with a fixed macro lens. Thanks to a photographer friend, I also have a mono-pod on order which should be here tomorrow. She explained that it helps with stability and better image quality.
I am not a professional photography by any definition and I have always been a point and shoot kind of gal. I am not a person of patience….and have always enjoyed the quick fleeting shots. I like photographing things that move and sway. Things that disappear. Macro photography takes a certain amount of patience and diligence that I know I will find extremely challenging, but I am up for it!
I am not new to photography in anyway including macro, but it has always been more of a hobby for me. I will be the first to admit that I do not fully understand all of the jargon…ISO….white balance…shutter speed…..depth of field, etc. These are things I am going to learn.
The image above was taken about 5 years ago with my Nikon D50. I loved that camera and the zoom lens with macro capabilities was perfect for my fast moving brain. I have sold a lot of artwork and photos with that little gem including this cactus flower here. It took really nice photographs.
Getting used to a Prime Lens (fixed without zooming capabilities) is my first challenge. When I first assembled it and started shooting there was much frustration and angst. My photography buddy had to walk away….lol. Change is hard.
So here I am a professional painter and hobbyist photographer diving into the complex, challening and detailed world of macro photography for real. Wish me luck!
My first offering with the new equipment: