Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Macro Makes Me Merry!

Oh my gosh. I had the most insane day laboring yesterday on Labor Day. I was planning on popping into work for just a couple hours, but ended up staying for 6. And then I had to be back later in the evening for the infamous Monday night shift. (That would be the 8 o'clock at night until who-knows-what-o-clock in the morning shift.) That's the life of a newspaper. I love it though! Except, it's pretty brutal getting off at 3:15 in the morning, sleeping for 3 hours, & then having to wakey-wakey to help the children get ready for school & then drive them there. Triple "Ugh!".
Tuesdays are not my best days.
Before my napping hour commenced though, I pulled out my camera for some photo fun.
I played around with photojojo's latest happy camera trick, which involves a macro lens.
But, alas! I have no macro lens. (insert sad face...) No problemo! You don't NEED a macro lens to take macro photos. (insert extremely exuberant, animated & chipper face!) The trick actually involves removing my current lens & flipping it over. Everything appears macro-riffic!
I even used some lenses from a 35mm Olympus that my mom recently gave me.
Sweet fun!!!
Here is the extent of the macro power I get on my current camera:

But here is the detail I get when I try the macro flip-trick:

Isn't that the coolest? Here are some other random pics I took:

My mascara-messy eyelashes after 3 hours of sleep for the night..

Tiny leaf of a sunflower plant.

The detail on my machine-stitched WhiMSy love envelopes.

Ink pen heart.
I LOVE photojojo. If you're a camera/photography/picture freak like me--you should totally sign up for their free newsletters. Lots of neato stuff in your email-box, twice a week!
And for the instructions on how to take your own macro lens-less macro photos, cick HERE.


  1. i'm doing project 365 (a photo a day for a year) and hope to learn lots of cool camera tricks... so thanks for this, and for the links. I've signed up!

  2. I enjoy your blog so much, that I’m passing on a reward! http://georgiabe.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/happy-101/

  3. I am a macro addict! LOL! I use my point and shoot and it takes seriously good macro shots, considering! My husband gets annoyed whenever he goes to use it because it is almost always on the macro setting! HA!

  4. My point-n-shoot takes pretty good macro shots too. Much better than my big girl camera. This trick will certainly do until I get a macro lens of my own.
    Macro rocks!

  5. So glad to have found your blog! This is a great post! I love macro but alas, I don't have a macro lens either! These shots are fab! Looking forward to following your journey! :)


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