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Kickstarter Alert: Adaptalux Lighting System

For a few years now I have dreamed about building a system like this for myself.  The crew at Adaptalux has developed this incredible lighting system, adaptalux.com.  So why will it be helpful to all of us macro shooters out there?       One of the keys to great lighting is being able to use […]



10 Gorgeous Macro Shots to Get You Motivated for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and if you happen to live in the north-eastern United States you probably can’t wait for warmer weather and a little less of that fluffy white stuff.  To help you get motivated to pick up that camera and head outdoors into that mild weather here are 10 beautiful spring-inspired […]



Weekly Round-Up – Mining Vintage Photographs

I realize I’ve missed a week or 2 but here are some great links that I hope will make up for it!  As always, please feel free to share what you find along the way in the comments. Featured Converted limestone mine houses millions of old photographs Gear Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II (and it’s Guidebook) […]



Weekly Round Up – Extreme Close-Up

Featured If you’re willing to sit still for 30 minutes Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung and his robot can provide you with an extreme close-up of your face…if you’d want that sort of things.  The resulting images are amazing and slightly disconcerting at the same time.  Read all about it over at The Verge. Gear Handmade gear is […]



Weekly Round-Up #4

This week we take a look at the struggles of photo journalists in Crimea, using Photoshop responsibly, some really geeky gear, along with our usual assortment of inspirational articles and images. The Business of Photography If you’re covering the rebellion in Crimea make sure you bring an extra camera On using photoshop responsibly Gear If that […]



Weekly Round-Up #3

Each week in our weekly round-up we’re simply looking to share some great photography related links from around the web.  We try to cover different areas such as current events, tutorials, inspiration, and photography news.  If you’ve found any interesting articles please share in the comments. Ukraine Covering the Russian Army in Crimea DIY Weapons […]



Weekly Round-Up 2 – Nikon D4S

Learn Watermark your photos with a custom signature brush The Business of Photography The White House is shutting out photographers Is iStock Photo Asking You for Money? Gear Olympus Patents Ultra-Wide f/1.0 Lenses Nikon D4S D600 Owners Take Note Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder Simulates Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses Inspiration Only on Reddit Where’s Waldo […]



Weekly Round-Up 1

This is the first of what we hope will be a weekly post where we scour the web for some of the best photography stories, gear releases, and inspirational macro shots from the previous week.  So, without further ado, here is this week’s round-up: Learn Photography Class on Reddit Tips for shooting cocktails The Business […]



Photo Challenge #5: Winter Weather

For our 5th photo challenge we’re asking you to go out and get some macro or close-up shots of winter weather. If you happen to live somewhere that doesn’t have the typical winter weather simply submit some weather related shots! Use your imagination and have fun (and don’t forget your camera’s protective gear). Please submit […]



Photo Challenge #4 Winner

Congratulations to Steve Miller, our winner for our fourth photo challenge!  Steve submitted some beautiful holiday themed shots.  As a thank you for sharing his wonderful work we’re sending Steve a brand new Close-Up Project T-shirt.  Here are just a few of his winning photographs.  You can see all of them over in the Flickr […]



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