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Treading carefully 1

By cameracat
Hi Folks,

Yet another of my hand held macro grab shots, Taken will walking my moggies.

Once again better viewed at the large size, Lately I have noticed a tendency for this site to crush detail in the standard view, Anyone else noticed this?

Whatever, In order to get around the no tripod deal, I tend to use very high ISO, More so than you might consider in very bright ambient light conditions, This allows me the luxury of super fast shutter speeds along with a reasonable aperture, Never less than f/8, Shutter varies between 1/2000s & 1/6000s sometimes more, This really dials out any camera/subject movement, Sometimes I dial in a little exposure comp, Never more than 2/3rds, Although shooting RAW almost makes this unnecessary, Anyhow the mix works for me, I am able to move around the target in an instant, Choose any angle that I like, From pretty much any position I care to choose, You just can't do that if your bogged down with a tripod, It kinda defeats the whole walkabout freedom thing if your lugging loadsa kit around.

I am not knocking or doubting the advantages of using a tripod for whatever shooting situation, It all comes down to " Intent " what you intend your end result to be used for, If your looking for an macro image of scientific interest, Super sharp, etc etc, Then you need to consider a tripod, Focus stacking, plus all the other time consuming options required, For my walkabout stuff I prefer to travel light, Shoot fast, Keep my eye's open for whatever might happen along.

Plus I get to exercise my 2 house cats, For whom each outing is a new adventure Grin

In case anyone is interested Smile I always shoot RAW and process through Capture One V7 Pro or Lightroom V4, If I had to choose one over the other, I would say Capture One V7's Highlight & Shadow control works better for me, More often than not it's the only control I use before converting to 8/16 bit Tiff.


Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Norfolk 2013

Voters: doverpic, KathyW, Greyheron and 12 more

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1


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21 Feb 2014 5:06PM
Handles noise well at high ISOs.

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