Macro Photography LIVE Show is here!

It was a fabulous show ! Appreciated your critique very much, great advice given. I have to say that you took the mystery out of histograms for me. I learned more in the few minutes last night than the entire 3 years I have been trying to get my head round this topic on line !!!! Kudos

Elise Cotter

Every other Thursday at 5pm PST  I’ll be on LIVE to chat about Macro & Close-up Photography!  Please join our Facebook group or use the forms below if you would like an image critiqued on the show or if you have a question for me.

It’ll be fun!  GO FOR IT!!

Join our Secret Social Facebook group to enter your images & questions…plus I’ll add more goodies there to help you with Macro Photography.

If you don’t like Facebook:

Have a question for me please ask away here.

Image critique on the show submit here.  Please complete all of the information asked.  

 

Our guest for this show was the amazing A.D. Wheeler

https://www.theexplorographer.com/

https://www.patreon.com/thecreatours/

5:44– Introductions

10:11– Sponsors

10:58– A.D. Wheelers website and more

18:27– Sharing A.D’s Macro/ Close up Image

40:26– Equipment

52:26 Kim’s flower critique

1:03:17– Arun waterdrop critique

1:17:15– What is A.D. up to?

A.D’s Equipment

Orbis Ring Flash kit (used) on eBay: https://goo.gl/3MTkcY

Autofocus Ext Tube (various models): http://amzn.to/2EY2jwx

 

 

I changed the time from 1p PST to 6p PST. Please let me know if you like or dislike the change below in the comment section. Thanks! Time Breakdown:

11:45– Goals for 2018

12:00– Photographer Interviews

15:37– Our Sponsor

17:06– Micro 2017 Winners

21:57– Alan’s critique

39:08– Equipment

39:47– Novoflex focusing rack

43:15– Water drops- Bottle examples

51:16– Enter contrast Jpeg to RAW Nikon

Micro Photography 2017 https://goo.gl/9s2dsi

Novoflex Focusing Rack http://amzn.to/2FehzWX

Novoflex MiniConnect Cross Focusing Rack (CASTEL-CROSS-MC) http://amzn.to/2mb2Fb4

jpeg2RAW http://www.jpeg2raw.com/

12:26– How to submit images for critique & ask questions

15:32– Equipment

27:43– Our live chat facebook group

29:07 Critique- Rice weevil- Microphotography

 

Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro LIve Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 6p PST.

4:01– How to submit images for critique or ask questions for the show

7:00– Sponsor video

12:48– Critique of Kim- Fine Art Flower

20:48– Critique of Kim

31:27– Answer questions “Indoor flower technique for backlighting”

36:11– Video on how Janice backlights her flowers

40:07– Equipment

Gels: https://goo.gl/FHiAwv

Tent: https://goo.gl/46NyAB

White Balance from your Camera: https://youtu.be/5j1znmBJy7M

Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro Live Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 1p PST.

13:08 – Critique

29:27 – Membership announcement

38:19 – Shotkit

43:23 – Equipment- Tripods and Heads

Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro Live Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 1p PST.

10:00 – join our Macro Live Chat Facebook group to submit your images.

12:00 – Shoutout to Voyage LA for featuring SJP

16:12 – Gilberts critique

26:58-Nelson critique

40:36– Equipment See you there! Janice Sullivan

Today we talk about RAW & JPEGS, various software to use and their sales, Macro lens for your phone and critiqued a beautiful flower image by Kim Norby.

If you would like to skip to certain sections, here is a time breakdown below:

19:19 – Info on Lightroom

25:59 Janice talks about Aurora HDR https://goo.gl/jaV6VM

29:00 – Topaz Clarity https://goo.gl/guQD3u and Topaz Studio https://goo.gl/fJeV6D

33:00 – The Creators – Ran by The Explorographer https://www.patreon.com/thecreatours

38:11- Start of Critique

54:45 – Start on Equipment – iPhone X & Macro Lens for your phone.

Today we talked about Water Drop photography and Macro Fine Art Photography. If you would like to watch the video by sections I have put the time points below, there will also be links next to the items that we have more information about or a video:

18:23 is our video on how to create water droplets- Macro water drop kit-
https://www.cognisys-inc.com/store/stopshot-wdk.html

23:22 Section on lighting

26:06 Second critique on Jamuna Berry on her Orchid Flood image- Free trial for Flood 2 – http://www.flamingpear.com/flood-2.html

Flood 2 YouTube video on how to use it. – https://youtu.be/kMYO1vJs8Z4

33:28 Section on equipment. Janice talks about being able to rent lenses and items to try out first so you don’t spend a lot of money if you don’t like it.

42:46 Macro lenses-
https://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=nikon+macro+lens

To have your image critiqued on Macro Chat Live you can submit in our Facebook group or if you don’t like Facebook use the link below.

Borrowed Lenses

https://goo.gl/NJuXQF

Today we talked about Aurora HDR 2018
https://goo.gl/hRSRUF

Blog info on Aurora
https://goo.gl/HBxL85

We had some amazing Macro Images by Becky and Christopher for the critique and I shared info on the dreaded corner and other fun tips.

Some lighting setup from Christopher King and I shared Gels, another fun way to light your subjects.

Rosco Color Effects Filter Kit, 12 x 12″ Sheets

https://goo.gl/KrKKQo

Macro Photography Live Chat #4 was planned to have my first guest Macro Photographer but I couldn’t get Skype’s audio to work.  🙁  Once I figure this out we will begin interviews!  Woot!

What we talked about on the show:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens – U.S.A.

Borrowed Lens

There are 2 critiques. I show you how to mask in Photoshop to change up your background.

A bit about what we chatted about:

Reflector – Found this on Adorama $4bucks!

Adorama 12″ Circular Collapsible Disc Reflector, Gold / White

I talk about the reflector more on Elise’s critique.

What we chatted on the show:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens – U.S.A.

Borrowed Lens

There are 2 critiques. I show you how to mask in Photoshop to change up your background.

😀 1st official live stream…well, kind of official 🙂 I’m still testing this out.

So I thought I was live but I wasn’t it was unlisted Duh! Opps! I WAS the ONE viewer!!!!! hahaha I have to laugh at myself!

I’m keeping this because I talk about a cool Macro Toy. I’ll try to get it right in a couple of weeks!

Any tips would be sooooo appreciated. 🙂

I talk a bit about:

Sullivan J Photography

Novoflex EOS Reversing Lens Mount, to Reverse Mount EOS Lenses on an EOS Body

Borrowed Lenses

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