This is where I share my Macro Photography and Close-up photography tips, macro photo and many other macro photography tips on macro lighting, macro flash diffuser DIY, MP-E65 tips, MT-24EX diffusion etc.

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  • Cheap macro with a 35-80mm lens
    on Feb 12, 2011 in DIY Macro 35-80 28-80
    In this post, you will see how you can turn either a 35-80mm, or a 28-80mm into a macro lens with absolutely minimal effort. All you need to do is to remove the front element and you will be rewarded with a macro lens capable of going from around 0.7...
  • Butterflies and rainforest
    on Jan 29, 2011 in rainforest butterflies
    Like most people, I like butterflies. (Who doesn't?:D). However, while i like them and think they are beautiful, I never really have very high regard for them. So the butterflies pollinate a few flowers, plants and crops, but they are no where as eff...
  • Macro Workshop
    on Jan 28, 2011 in macro workshop
    Macro workshop for beginners/intermediate macro photographers. When : Feb 13, 2011 (Sunday)...and most Saturday and/or Sunday. Contact me for more info. Where : KL...exact location will be disclosed via PM to participants. Time : 9 am to 3 pm What...
  • Sigma 150 vs Sigma 180
    on Jan 21, 2011 in sigma 150 vs sigma 180 150 vs 180
    I have been using my Sigma 150 mainly for natural light shot for more than a year now and loving it. Just a few days ago, I acquired a pre-owned Sigma 180 so I thought I might do a little bit of side by side comparison of the two. Not on the IQ thoug...
  • Bugs Porn
    on Jan 7, 2011 in bugs sex bugs porn
    You will see nothing but just Bugs Porn here.  A mating pair of assassin bugs. Eating at the same time too. Merged from 6 ( 2 rows x 3 columns) images in photoshop. More detail here. A mating pair of ant-mimic crab spiders. For more wonderfu...
  • Reflector for natural light photographyI mentioned the use of reflector in my "Tips on shooting with natural light" post. In this post I will show you sample shots taken with and without the use of a reflector. I use a 24 inch (60cm) 2 in 1 collapsible reflector. When collapsed,  it...
  • 2010 Fave Macro Slideshow with music
    on Dec 29, 2010 in slideshow 2010 macro faves
    I posted some of my favorite macro images from 2010 in a montage in this post, complete with links to individual images in the montage, but we all know it is more fun to view them large, with musical accompaniment, so here we go! Enjoy! Happy New...
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    on Dec 22, 2010 in merry christmas
    Merry Christmas to all of you out there, and a Happy New Year too! Now a muack from the fly :D Hover fly Santa and giraffe weevils reindeers :D..recycled from last year, or maybe 2 years ago:D. Remind me to do a new one next year! Oh I couldn't...
  • More Macro Rigs
    on Dec 15, 2010 in DIY Diffuser macro rig
    In this post, I will be sharing a few different macro rigs from my friends. Their diffusion works really well and you can see that in the images in the sample shots for yourself. Well, I like to look at other people's macro rigs. You should too. It r...
  • Wonderful fauna of Langkawi
    on Dec 4, 2010 in fauna langkawi
    Sharing more wonderful fauna of Langkawi. There is more to Langkawi than cheap booze. There are nice, clean beaches, rainforest, mangrove and geopark to boost. There are about  246 species of birds and 340 species of butterflies  in Langkaw...
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