I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot, or won the lottery, or both. I researched macro photography equipment last week and discovered that I can take the two lenses I already have, screw them together with the help of a $10 “coupling ring“, and presto change-o, I have a macro lens!
For those of you who aren’t into photography, this is as exciting as buying a guitar string that turns your guitar into a cello, or purchasing a $10 upgrade that turns your iPhone into an iPad. Might as well just call it magic.
I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly had time to play with my new macro apparatus, but here are some photos from the brief late-night plant photo shoot I held in my kitchen:
I can’t wait to play around in the macro realm some more, but I need to get my equipment in order first. I conveniently inherited a nice tripod not too long ago (a tripod is a necessity in macro photography), but I’ve since misplaced the all-important piece that attaches my camera to the tripod. Without it, my tripod is a useless, good-for-nothing, three-legged waste of space.
I suspect it’s under my bed. I’m not looking forward to a deep-dust excavation involving a flashlight, a lot of dog hair and some uncomfortable go-go-gadget arm gestures… but I’m afraid that’s what it has come down to.
More macro photos will be coming soon, I’m sure! I know that piece is around here somewhere.