Yet Another Jumping Spider

Those who know me know that I have a love hate relationship with spiders, I love some of them (e.g., Jumping Spiders) yet hate others (e.g., Wolf / Trap Door Spiders). Nonetheless, I have a view that I can’t allow one to hang around and not another (I am spider non-discriminatory) so I tend to let most of them hang around in the backyard. The jumping spider is one of my favorite types of spiders, there is something about this […]

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The case for HDR processing in Macro Photography

Macro-photography is one of my passions, and there is something fascinating about the natural world in its magnified state. Whilst a full explanation of what macro photograph is, is outside of the scope of this article it can essentially be summarized as any photo where the item being photographed equates to the same size (or larger) on the sensor. So for example if you were taking a photo of a bug that was 1 mm, then in macro photography it […]

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Jumping Spider; Aurora HDR

As part of my Jumping through the edits series I have been editing a macro jumping spider image using a few different photo editing tools to try and bring the best out of the image. In this article I focus on how I used Aurora HDR to improve the image and make it pop. There are a number of different edits I have made to this Image up until this point, this has included focus Stacking, and Denoise to get […]

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Macro Workflow

I shoot alot of macro images at home (currently with a Nikon D610 & a Sigma 150mm Macro and occasionally a Raynox DCR-250). ¬†Most of my images are typically of insects, spiders and other creatures which are hanging around my house. My personal favorite animal to photograph are jumping spiders which in my honest opinion have personality, and they are actually interested in their reflection in the lens which always helps and they tend to (at times) stand still which […]

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Focus Stacking; Helicon Focus

I am passionate about Macro Photography, and capturing images of some of the incredible (but tiny) little creatures that wander this earth. Whilst there are way to many creatures to outline, and I only ever see a tiny fraction of them, some of my personal favorites are Jumping Spiders. With that in mind there are some issues around depth of field which can be encountered when working with Macro Photography so I wanted to write a quick peice about it […]

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