“I’ll only be five minutes”

Hi folks,

I shot the backdrop especially for this blue-screen composite macro shot. I wanted the car parked right in front of all of those no parking notices. πŸ™‚

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Best wishes, stay safe guys,

Leigh

Blue screen macro

Hi folks,

A blue-screen macro of a London bus model and a London Street background. Combining all my various photographic interests, landscape, macro and painterly work.

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Best wishes,

Leigh

“When in Rome” Macro

Hi folks,

A green-screen shot of Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa model and a backdrop of one of my shots of Rome. What better setting for it.

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green screen

MACRO FOR BLOG

Although the backdrops that came withe the light tent are okay they are a sort of lint material that attract dust like it’s going out of fashion and show even the tiniest scuff mark and there’s always the problem of wrinkles and getting an even lighting. With this in mind I bought a pack of 25 sheets of A4 green card and the same in blue for about Β£2.00 each. I’ve also used some wood block to raise the stage a bit to allow for better camera angles. Lastly I bought one of those cheap “helping hand” things which I’ve not used here which can hold small things like flower stems etc. or one of my sheets of coloured gels.

The Greenscreen Wizard software (which also does blue screen) allows for scaling and positioning of, in this case the model car, but one has to experiment with getting the perspective, lighting and shadows right to suit the background image. I discovered aΒ  very useful feature of the Olympus Capture tethering software is that one can display and overlay image (the background) and this makes these thing a bit easier to setup else it’s down to trial and error.

Best wishes,

Leigh

My Ferraris have arrived!

Hi folks,

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. 1/43 scale model of my favourite Ferrari, built in 1959, just like me πŸ™‚

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49915283518/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Ferrari 360 Modena. 1/43 scale model macro.

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macro gear new

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49915416093/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

E-M5 Mk II, M.Zuiko 30mm macro lens, Godox TT350o flash, Godox X1-T radio flash trigger and LED ring flash. I’m waiting on a power supply and grip so that I can power the camera from the mains electricity.

That’s as close as I’ll ever get to owning one :).

Best wishes,

Leigh

 

Hi-Res HDR Macro

Hi folks,

40 Megapixel hi res HDR macro shot of an Owl ornament. Fortunately my highly eclectic tastes in object d’art have provided some interesting subjects for my macro shots during lockdown. to see the detail follow the link and zoom in a couple of times.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49907733928/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Best wishes,

Leigh