Writing with Light

Getting in Close

I don’t do a lot of macro or close-up photography, but like most of us, I’m always looking to expand my skills.  This weekend I participated in a close-up photography workshop with photographer Julie Waterhouse. Julie is a skilled photographer and teacher with a keen eye for detail and an infectious attitude towards learning and discovery.  I really enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and trying different things during the workshop and if you’re not familiar with Julie I encourage you to check out her website or sign-up for her free photo-tips newsletter.

I’m still working through processing my images so you’ll see more in the coming days but here’s the first from this weekend’s workshop.

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54 responses

  1. That sure is getting in close! Wonderful color and detail!

    November 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

  2. Rick Couper

    Great Shot Edith. Always Fun stepping ‘out of the Box’ and something new.

    November 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    • Thanks so much Rick. It is fun trying something different every once and awhile.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  3. Love the soft shadows! Beauty!

    November 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

  4. This is beautiful, Edith. The color is brilliant!

    November 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

  5. Great Closeup!

    November 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

  6. Beautiful photo. And thank you for the link . . . I’m always looking for tips to improve my photography.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

    • Thank you and my pleasure. I think you’ll enjoy Julie’s site and tips.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  7. Beautiful macro, Edith. I’ve always enjoyed working up close. This one is really nice!

    November 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

  8. The detail is outstanding Edith!
    Nicelyt done!

    November 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  9. Nice Edith, I agree with Jim that those soft shadows are gorgeous!

    November 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  10. Mark Summerfield

    Sweet! Great lighting and I really like the composition here. I would have made the petals radiate from one of the bottom corners but I think your composition works much better.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    • Thanks so much Mark. This was taken during the workshop and while I was focusing (no pun intended) on composition I was trying to experiment with different apertures and using reflectors.

      November 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  11. I like the variation of the color tones in this one, Edith.

    November 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  12. wow! This is really interesting. I love her macro photo, it’s has a wonderful softness. Must be great to have a workshop with her. thanks for the link.

    November 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  13. Wow, the details and lighting are marvelous. Thanks for the link to Julie’s site. Look forward to seeing more from this workshop and hope you will share info on lens you used along with your workflow.

    November 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    • Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments. I shot with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 90mm Macro lens.

      November 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      • Thanks Edith, I’ve been looking at the Tamron 60mm but the 90mm is now an option, I guess a trip to the camera shop is in order.

        November 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      • Thanks for the additional info Edith. I’ve been looking at the Tamron 60mm macro. Guess a trip to the camera shop is needed to try them both out.

        November 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm

  14. Awesome shot!! I can’t wait to see the rest :).

    November 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  15. Stunning photo!!!

    November 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  16. Len

    Beautiful macro Edith. Looking forward to seeing more of your close up work.

    November 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

  17. Beautiful shot – I really like the soft variations in yellow tones.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

  18. Really beautiful, a great macro !

    November 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

  19. that looks great Edith!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

  20. Great shot Edith, love the yellow tones

    November 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  21. Rick

    Fantastic closeup, Edith!

    November 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  22. Pingback: Which Gerber? Another Close Up View « Edith Levy Photography

  23. Never knew that the petals of flower could be so brilliant!
    Fantastic stuff! :)

    November 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

  24. Flower means happiness, freshness and grace, we must agree that nature got good taste.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

  25. AWWWWSommmmmmme!

    December 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  26. This is very pretty!

    December 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  27. Beautiful, just beautiful!!

    December 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

  28. Oh my, that is so lovely. :-) So nice to find you here. Thank you also for stopping by my site.

    December 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

    • Thank you very much and it was my pleasure. You have a lovely site.

      December 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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