U3AC Photo Forum 12 – Macro Photography

Adventures in small things with Chris Thomas.  A largely technical, ‘how to’ presentation, but none the less interesting for that.  Chris eschews expensive specialist macro lenses and relies on converters, supplementary lenses, extension tubes, reversing rings and the lens from a microscope.  Tripod usually essential; a two-way rail a handy accessory.  Focus stacking looks like magic.  Interesting work can also be made with a scanner and a smart phone.  New worlds revealed: the micrograph of the false foot of a caterpillar looks like a view of Mt Fuji or perhaps an ancient map.

Photo: Fabric scan, February 2018

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