"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." —John Wooden

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by Charles Haacker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View

Hi, Chuck. I have a blower that I use and it seems to work well on the Leica. In the clean sensor mode, I take an out of focus picture of the wall and it shows the spots in the lcd image. Then I use the blower and take another photo. Usually, all the spots are gone. Those that are still there I can...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion - June 2018 - Julia Margaret Cameron's "Beatrice"
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion - June 2018 - Julia Margaret Cameron's "Beatrice"

I really like what Piet said: A camera, a pen, a typewriter, a paintbrush... these are but tools. The endless confusion between a tool and what must be done with a tool is a sickening thing. Her critics I think had greater care about holding up their own prestige than serving in the interest of art....
by Charles Haacker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View

Chuck, When I first saw this, I wondered why you would disassemble a nearly new camera since it "ain't broke." Took me some time to understand that you were illustrating your newer than new macro setup. When you do all of this, how do you keep dust out of the camera? It sneaks in when I am changing...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View

I am convinced - it is about the light. Diffused light will be your friend. Softbox or whatever, the quality of the light will make all the difference between looking good and not looking good. You will need MORE light (longer exposures if it ain't moving) - perhaps flash, but like I said, getting ...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View

Cool! We'll watch for other pictures as you get up close and personal with bugs and flowers and who knows what else! (Try marbles, they are a lot of fun). Thanks Minnie. I've been in a bit of a funk again of late; trying to bust through it. :| Excellent Chuck !!! Something for me to think about, if...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View
Replies: 9
Views: 114

My "Poor Man's Macro" Outfit, Exploded View

Self assignment. My new-this-year Sony A6000 with my $40 Neewer extension tubes/rings, shot with my Sony RX-10. For some reason the exposure data did not come over,* but I recall shooting it manually at 20 seconds, f/16, ISO 100. Light was a single CFL in a spun reflector bounced from the ceiling. N...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: If only I could bend down...
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: If only I could bend down...

That's terrific! And amazing! Looks sharp to me! The wonder is that the webs didn't just tear loose under the load, which is obviously very heavy. Goes to show just how strong spider silk is. As to the getting down thing, I hear ya! I really do. I got down for the shot of the dancing nymph and it wa...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Sculptures in Lincoln's Sunken Gardens on an Overcast Day
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Sculptures in Lincoln's Sunken Gardens on an Overcast Day

[...] I have mixed feelings about those darned ropes and chains and signs. I have occasionally cloned them out but usually only when I feel they are a distraction, like the power lines in your terrific crane shot. The problem as you well know is that getting rid of them seamlessly is hard, but if y...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: A Forest Returns
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: A Forest Returns

I'm not much for critique. This is gorgeous. Shooting Forest for the Trees is notoriously difficult. I do not see one single thing that I would do differently, and I could only hope I had done as well. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Sculptures in Lincoln's Sunken Gardens on an Overcast Day
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Sculptures in Lincoln's Sunken Gardens on an Overcast Day

LOL - I think overcast is great!! Beautiful shots. I like looking at the bronze and the blue highlights that still come from a sky that is not perhaps as blue as it might have been. Thanks Piet. I think that all we are doing when we use big umbrellas or a light tent or bounced light is trying to ge...