I wanted to experience still life photography and micro photography and since i already have the equipment i need for it, its the same equipment i used for my food photography experience.
1- Canon EOS 1000D "camera".
2- Canon Zoom LENS EF-S 55-250 mm 1:4-5.6 IS.
3- Slik U8000 Video/Photo Tripod.
4- Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3.
6- electricity cords.
7- 4 desk-light from IKEA"global - florescent lamp 11w".
8- for the tent i use IKEA dirty cloths bin but it's a brand new :).
-EQUIPMENT : as shown in the pictures above.
-I use AV mood.
- AV: Personal chose, i chose the lowest f stop there is (in the
55mm-250mm lens is 4-5.6) to avoid slow shutter speed
and the bluer effect at wide focal length.
-ISO: the lowest "100" to avoid noise if i wish to corp the photo.
-WB: auto to rest my mind.
-Drive Mood: Continuous Shooting.
-focusing: i use manual focusing - live view.
-AND ALL OTHER SETTING I USE IS THE SAME I USE IN MY FOOD
Most importune note/hint/tip to keep in mind:
-use a tripod.
-use a good continuous source of light.
-if you are using tripod switch OFF the stabilizer on your lens as shown in the picture below to avoid shakiness or noise if not keep it on.
***use live view - quick view mood. (how to enable it please check your camera manual or this video may help)
Edit the photos and enjoy the results:
since my main laptop is dead "must buy new one ASAP i hope" i use the flickr editing feature *link* which is great and if you have some extra money on the side i suggest you upgrade.
To achive micro photography with out a micro lens:
okay this my way of doing it i zoom in as much as i can and get my camera as near as i can than i crop it and edit it and add the filters.
link to my set check for more results