New Years Resolution by Pete…E
2008 has come and gone, bringing us a brand new year to start afresh. Many of us make resolutions, like joining a gym, traveling more, and the ever popular “quitting smoking”. Others refuse to partake in such foolish things because they know they don’t have the will power to follow through. I myself don’t see any reason to make life changes on a particular day since there are 364 other days that will work just as well.
When I first started shooting, my passion was in macro photography. I love seeing intricate details in things, whether it be a flower or a cigarette, that you may have never noticed. The pack of smokes above actually looks beautiful in a way, an army of cigarettes packed tightly into a crisp, mass produced box. The sepia treatment adds a little bit of sex to the shot, but don’t be tempted – you’re quitting remember?
If you’d like to try your hand at macro photography you’ll likely want to buy a macro lens (if I could marry my 180mm I would), a tripod, and a shutter release cable to keep the movement of your camera to a minimum. Also, experiment with different apertures to put more or less of your subject in focus. And as always, make sure to post your results in our Flickr pool.