Image stability is never more important, they told me at the camera shop, than when you’re taking pictures with your macro lens. It turns out, they were exactly right.
This closeup I took today with my macro lens is evidence that I am teaching myself the not-terribly-complicated task of how to use my tripod. I did kind of put off using my tripod because I imagined it would be a little tricky to coordinate its use and take pictures at the same time—and I wasn’t wrong. I’m not all that coordinated.
Anyway, the primary problem I can see with the tripod is that it forces you to take horizontal images, rather than vertical. Since I tend to prefer vertical images, this should be a challenge. Except for that problem, though, I’m finding the tripod to be extremely helpful (instability and excessive camera shake is a major problem that has ruined way too many of my shots), and now I’m figuring out how to use RAW images. A challenge a day.
- Ornamental Pelargonium (fikaafterfifty.wordpress.com)
- How to buy a tripod – the wrong way (lensaddiction.wordpress.com)
- How to break through the bottleneck of photography skills (dfbgfnhgn.wordpress.com)
- All about Image Stabilization (lambertpix.com)
- Canon EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (camerasup01.wordpress.com)