Friday, May 06, 2011

Phood Photography

Whether it be in the garden or in the kitchen, I've taken my share of food pictures. From now on, in my house, food will take pictures of you :) Almost.

I've been curious about the Pringles macro lens hack for awhile now. Working on my last project with Brad got me enthused about giving it a try. So I got the parts together and went for it.

I was surprised at how quickly it went. I'm pretty experienced with my Dremmel (and a craft vise was key to maintaining finger integrity) so I was able to finish it off in only about 20 minutes while I was working in the kitchen making supper. This is the side that connects to the camera. I originally tried using the super glue, but it couldn't withstand the force that a heavy old lens in the end of tube exerted. Fortunate for me that James had some metal epoxy on hand and we soon made a permanent fix.

To the left you can see the lens. It's mounted backwards on purpose :)

This is how it looks. I choose this flavour of chip because it's my favourite, but I think the can also looks wicked. Beside it you can see my new Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I got it for the last project but forgot to include a picture.

I spent an hour or so setting up tripods, adjusting light and taking my first pics with it. Very difficult to get focus.
Good, good wholewheat Shreddies!
Passion Plant Tendril

It was really hard to take pictures this way. I'm not sure I will have the patience. I am planning to try and make the tube adjustable. That should allow me to attempt some handheld stuff outdoors.

Here are all the pictures.