Thanks to the lovely Jay, Sundays have become synonymous with photography for much of the blogging community and I just wanted to write a post with both words and pictures about how I feel about it all. I’m the first to admit that I’m not very good at photography, but I love my camera and I enjoy snapping away, trying to improve my (lack of) skills. One of my favourite settings on my camera is the macro. I don’t know if it harks back to when I was a kid and I got bought a microscope, but I have a fascination with seeing the minute, almost cellular detail on small things. Also, I have absolutely terrible eyesight, relying on very thick glasses or contact lenses at all times, so maybe being able to see fine detail is like a little luxury to me.

Anyway, I was hanging the washing out earlier and this little dude landed on my vest….

I love the way some insects have markings that look like a face! Sure, it’s not David Bailey stuff, but I was proud of the shot, I had to get my head between the lines in the washing line to get it and I think it was worth it. I was going to save it and use it for next weeks Silent Sunday, but we’ve got Sausage’s birthday next Saturday and I’m almost certain that’s going to give me more than enough Silent Sunday material, so I thought I’d get it in early!

If any of you have any awesome photography hints or tips for me, I’d love to hear them. I was on the verge of buying an expensive DSLR but was advised by lots of people to improve my photography with my compact before spending a ton on new equipment. So, along with my blogging, working, parenting, wifeing, degreeing and, you know, having time to breathe in and out, I plan to get better with my camera. Oh, and I’m thinking about taking a cake decorating course too, but that’s another post for another day.

4 thoughts on “Macrophotography.

  1. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did
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  2. That’s a lovely shot – great job with the focus!

    I think if you really want to improve your photography, a DSLR is the way to go. A compact can only do so much, and you really can’t learn about settings or how your camera ‘works’ until you get an SLR.

    If you do get one, I’d happily coach you through the basics 🙂

  3. aww that’s lovely chuck 🙂
    I know a lot of people say you should improve with what you’ve got first but I found that when I bought my DSLR I found I wanted to play so much more and I’ve learnt loads in the past year since I bought it, far more than I think I would have had I not.

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