Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hi there FOL'ers....I have to confession to make. I've been very ho hum about my photography lately. It's hard to feel inspired when it's 113 degrees outside. Nature has always been a muse for me and I find inspiration every time I step outside except for right now. Right now I just melt. Instead of stepping outside and feeling the soft grass beneath my feet and flowers in bloom, I feel the crunchiness under my feet and the only color I see is brown. From the comfort of my air conditioned home I'm yelling go away summer, bring on fall!
Because I'm in a rut I haven't been carrying my camera around with me as much, but I have been using my iphone a lot. Anyone else as addicted to Instagram as I am? (follow me! loveleeokc) It is amazing to me what people are doing with camera phones these days. People are taking macro shots with their phones! with their phones people! And the photos are blowing me away!! How are they doing that? And then I figured out their secret. It's the Olloclip. Oh my goodness...have you heard about this thing? It is life changing! I now have the ability to shoot with my iphone in wide-angle, fish eye and yes even macro! Check out the photo collage above. All of those were taken with my iphone using the Olloclip. If you are a macro lover and iphoneography addict like me then you have got to check this thing out.
Macro is like an old dependable friend. I always know that it can pull me out of a rut. I remember the first time I put a macro lens on my camera and stepped outside. It was like a whole new world opened up to me! For me macro photography is taking something, that at first glace seems ordinary, but then upon a closer look you find the extraordinary. And now I can do that with my iphone! So needless to say this is quickly pulling me out of my rut.
While you are posting your beautiful barn photos for our INFOCUS theme this month why don't you go ahead and show us some macro shots too. Got any tips for newbie macro photographers? post them in our comment section. Photography is a never ending journey and we can never learn enough! So go ahead...move in closer....zoom on in and see what you can discover.