Water Droplet Macros
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26-01-11, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Herts
yep, it is a modular system. You can just get the timer & add bits to it as you want, I got the water drop module, microphone, movement sesnor & a IR trip thing, there is also a laser trip. I'm sure you can do similar things without all the equipment but it will take lots of trial & error.
I wondered if that question might arise, happy to give my viewpoint.
For those shots I choose the composition, I choose the focusing, I choose the aperture & the shutter speed, I choose the lighting, how muich to use, where to place them, what power to put them on. I use either mathematics or trial & error to choose the moment the shutter fires, this is crucial as a few milliseconds later or earlier, I'll get a different type of result.
I then choose how to process the shot & how to present it.
(Actually, I do press the shutter because I do it on bulb mode)
Whether, in terms of ethical photography you consider use of such equipment to be somehow cheating the art I guess is a personal preference.
I view it as another tool in my photographic toolbox, no different to my choice of camera or lens. I got a macro lens to help me take closeups, is it cheating if I use a cable release or put it on timer to minmise camera shake? Do I make my job easier by strapping on a 600mm rather than walking closer?
No, I have no problem with this gear.
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