My journey (back) into macro photography

Recently I have been looking for a new project that can be done when I’m in too much pain to go out. For inspiration, I began looking at photos that were taken when I first bought a ‘proper’ camera (Canon 100D) in 2013. I found some macro photographs and remembered that I really enjoyed macro but stopped focusing on it because dedicated macro lenses aren’t cheap and the adaptor that I used wasn’t great quality (I was made redundant in 2014). After doing some research, I found a suitable adapter for my Fuji camera which allows me to still use my 16-55mm lens. Thinking that this was an ideal way to see if macro was still something that I like, I purchased the Fuji 16mm macro extension tube and eagerly waited for its delivery. Upon arrival, I set up my camera with the tube and went about finding things at home to take pictures of (we’ve all done this, right?) Well, what a fantastic piece of kit it is! The tube gives me a magnification of 0.48 at 55mm according to Fujifilm’s documentation. I’ve found that the lens is useable between approximately 35mm and 55mm, with 35mm having greater magnification but virtually no distance between the subject and lens. For what I’ll be using it for, this isn’t much of a problem, after all, I doubt that flowers will be much of a flight risk! So, here begins another creative journey which means that I can still persue a hobby that I enjoy from the comfort of my own home although I will still be visiting the seaside and countryside when I am able. 


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There’s something about jetties that just makes a good image. I love sitting on them, inches above the water and feeling completely at peace.

About Me

I am a photography student who specialises in fine art and contemporary photography. Currently I am developing my editing style although keeping manipulations to a minimum is preferred. I am working on a few projects at present and will be writing about the journey of these and many more on this blog. My main passions are long exposures and seascapes. Having a disability (M.E., Fibromyalgia and a few other issues) means that I can’t get out as much as I used to but this has just made me appreciate things more!

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