Up Close and Personal...

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by AussieFreelancer, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. AussieFreelancer

    AussieFreelancer TPF Noob!

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question about close ups. How do you get the really cool pictures of insects etc, close up? Today I found loads of ants, carrying eggs around, and I thought it would make an awesome picture to get one of these close up. My best attempt is below, with a cropped picture below that.

    The lens adapter was resting on the bricks, setting the lens almost on top of the ants, and still, it is so far away. Even the cropped picture is small, and loses resolution if you enlarge it.

    I am using a Kodak Z650, so if there is a particular lens I need, does anyone know if there is one that will fit on to my camera? Any help or advice would be welcomed. :)

    Thanks!

    Patrick

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  2. JDP

    JDP TPF Noob!

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    You need macro photography! Read up on it right here.
     
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    cool thanks, i will read up on it :)
     
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    how can we do those type of shots with a entry level digitat i.e cannon eos range
     
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    AussieFreelancer TPF Noob!

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    i just found this that would fit my camera, but I don't know anything about lenses... would this give me the freedom to shoot awesome close ups? with a bit of skill of course :D

    doh, doesnt ship to australia... looks like it will do the job though.. http://www.opteka.com/productdetail.asp?productid=4439
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you've got an old 35mm SLR laying about, a set of extension tubes [non-automatic] and reversing ring will get the dog walked for minimal cost. As macro work is very slow and deliberate, the cost of film will not be a problem.
     

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