Macro photography was a totally new thing for me. I had never tried it before this project, and let me tell you – it’s super frustrating at first. Using the macro extension tubes in class was difficult for me, and most of my pictures didn’t turn out. It was a challenge with the lighting, and my hands shake really bad making it nearly impossible to get a shot that wasn’t blurry. I did get one shot of the toy tiger’s mouth that I could use.
I wasn’t able to check out the extension tubes again and so I ended up renting out a Canon macro lens, 24 – 77mm (and a tripod, hallelujah) to get the remaining shots. I liked using the macro lens better than the extension tubes, but it still came along with its own set of challenges.
I took the remaining shots in my home, with all natural lighting. I couldn’t decide which shots to include as the minimum four, so I chose seven of my favorites.
Edits: Unsharp mask, levels
Edits: Unsharp mask, levels, and curves.
Edits: Unsharp mask, levels, selective color, and vibrance.
Edits: Unsharp mask, levels, curves, and selective color.
Edits: Unsharp mask, levels, curves, and selective color
Edits: Unsharp mask
Edits: Unsharp Mask, levels, curves, and selective color