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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.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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