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Tamron Blog: Pencil Photos That Are On Point

We've been using the Tamron 90mm macro lens to capture some creative shots of pencils.

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Pencils

 

You don't have to go very far to capture interesting, arty-themed images as your home is full of objects that make perfect subjects. 

As we had the Tamron 90mm macro to-hand, a pot of coloured pencils caught our eye as they can make really cool patterns and shapes when placed under a macro lens. 

 To enhance the bright colours, we recommend shooting your images on a white background and sharpen the pencils so they have a nice point on them. As for the patterns, circles, starts, lines... anything you can think of will probably work. Thanks to the power of macro lenses, you can even get in close to just the tips, adding a bit of blur to the pencils in the background of the image so you get a bit of colourful bokeh. 

Think colour palettes as similar colours look better placed next to each other and tend to be more pleasing to the eye but that doesn't mean you can't use a variety of shades, as the shot at the top of this blog entry shows. 

What everyday objects have you turned into a fun, colourful photo? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

Pencils

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