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Walking around Orlando making Black & White or Monochrome Photos

 

Walking around downtown Orlando, Florida capturing a few amazing black and white images, on a sunny day, then on a cloudy rainy afternoon.  The first Black & White is was a late afternoon on Orange Avenue where the Sun was only hitting one corner of this building. The second Black and White image was a dark and very cloudy afternoon over the downtown Orlando Lynx Bus station. The last Black and White image is actually my favorite I was on my way home on a Lynx bus, it was raining and cloudy and water drips and drops were on the window, we were stuck in traffic for a while so I made a few images.

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

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Macro photography with an Android

 

These are just three macro photos I made last week while walking around downtown with music in my ears and pixel in hand. Macro photography is not really something I’ve ever done, but being that I’ve wanted to experiment with a few new genres why not. I even ordered some extensions for my Nikon lenses to see I can do some awesome new macro photos.

 

Macro photos according to Wikipedia.org 

Macro photography (or photomacrography[1][2] or macrography,[3] and sometimes macrophotography[4]), is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs).[3][5] By the original definition, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.[6] However, in some uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.[7]

The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios of at least 1:1, although it often refers to any lens with a large reproduction ratio, despite rarely exceeding 1:1.[7][8][9][10]

Apart from technical photography and film-based processes, where the size of the image on the negative or image sensor is the subject of discussion, the finished print or on-screen image more commonly lends a photograph its macro status. For example, when producing a 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print using 35 format (36×24 mm) film or sensor, a life-size result is possible with a lens having only a 1:4 reproduction ratio.[11][12]

Reproduction ratios much greater than 10:1 are considered to be photomicrography, often achieved with digital microscope (photomicrography should not be confused with microphotography, the art of making very small photographs, such as for microforms).

Due to advances in sensor technology, today’s small-sensor digital cameras can rival the macro capabilities of a DSLR with a “true” macro lens, despite having a lower reproduction ratio, making macro photography more widely accessible at a lower cost.[9][13] In the digital age, a “true” macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less.[14]

 

 

Photography Genres

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

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Let’s Explore a few Photography Genres

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

The photography family has so many branches that you can get lost in one and never experience all the others amazing things you can explore.  For a long time, I’ve heard and read that to be a great photography you must pick one type of photography, create a signature look and people will buy your work or hire you to do much more of it.

But if you haven’t explored more then just a few how do you know that this is the one for you. So that I say let’s explore more than just a few photography genres and see which we love the mores. For the new few months, I will be exploring Aerial Photography. To help me with that I’ve purchased the new DJI Mavic Air and will be sharing new photos here and on my Instagram account very soon. Which will you explore?

 

 

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Types of Photography

 

The photography family has so many branches that you can get lost in one and never experience all the others amazing things you can explore.  Above is a youtube playlist I’ve put together to explore some of the photography genres.