macro photography



I couldn’t help but fall in love with this seashell turtle that someone brought to one of my macro-photography classes. I especially like the glasses and the hat.

Hey, guess what? I only have one day left to see the completion of this project!

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I added a curves adjustment layer.


Isn’t There a Joke About an Elephant with a Camera?


It would appear that this elephant is a Canon shooter. Did I mention how much fun my macro classes are because of the things my students bring in to photograph?

I made basic adjustments and reduced noise in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove some artifacts. I added a curves adjustment layer.

The Keys to My Success


This photo reminds me of one of my favorite books, “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.” If you haven’t read it, you should.

I took this shot on a very hot, summer day at the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs. We had a photo scavenger hunt planned for that afternoon, but with temps in the mid-90’s I was afraid someone would get heat stroke. We changed our plans and went to the museum instead. Thankfully the staff was very accommodating, and their air conditioning worked extremely well. They have a great collection of artifacts, especially in the torture … uh, I mean medical room.

I made basic adjustments and removed noise and chromatic aberrations in Adobe Camera Raw. I added black & white and exposure adjustment layers and cropped in Photoshop.

There’s an Avalanche on Cupcake Mountain!


I’m telling you I have the best students in the world. When I strongly suggest that they bring in some edible goodies during our macro session, some of them listen, and some of them far exceed my expectations. For this class, one of my students baked cupcakes for us to photograph. The best thing about bringing delicious treats to a shoot is that you get to eat them afterwards. I know you really want a cupcake now, don’t you?

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw and added a curves adjustment layer. I also used content aware fill to remove a sprinkle that was in the foreground and out of focus.