Beyond Coffee – Coorg Macro 2018 – Part 2.

This is will be a small part. How is the resort? The rooms? We will come to that later. Right now, we are in a rush to take the photo of the Cicada.

The hotel staff had given us almost an entire block. The block was divided into separate rooms. The rain had slowed down a bit. The dry time was settling in. No time to waste. Literally dumped our bags for… Read more »

This meme has an inner meaning…And I explain why.

  How many times have you read or people say, “You should stop down the aperture to get sharp photos”? Use F22. Or something in those lines. Situation can get worse at times when using Raynox. The lens structure of Raynox makes taking larger than life photos somewhat difficult. People who use Raynox tend to stop down the aperture because bigger F number = greater DOF. The result? Well you do get the… Read more »

The P-Q-R-S of Macrography

Huh? PQRS? The alphabets start from A-B-C…so on. What is this PQRS? Well there are many videos/articles/workshops on the ABCD of macrography. Many basics of macrography workshops also cover this. When I started macrography back in 2006, the concept of proper workshops/articles was there but I could not access them. Slowly and steadily as technology progressed, I gained knowledge from my self-learning and took interest in my hobby. I still remember, when I was new… Read more »

Macro Expedition No.1 – Agumbe

It was early 2017.

I was in contact with YuwarajGurjar to involve me in the next macro destination. Yuwaraj always goes to Amboli and Goa. But this time we discussed to explore a new forest. We wanted to go someplace where people from Maharashtra have not explored it yet in a way for macro. Given the distance of Amboli from Mumbai/Pune, everyone was visiting Amboli as a biodiversity hotspot but not beyond. So it was… Read more »

My review of the Venus KX800

One of the key ingredients in photography is light. In macro it’s of prime importance. The light is going to shape your subject and create those stunning images.

Macro photography poses its own light challenges. The biggest is how you are going to push the light ahead and near the lens. When the flash unit sits on the hot shoe, it is pointing straight ahead. As you point near the subject,… Read more »

Cannonball Tree Flower

CannonBall Tree Flower


Recently I got a chance to photograph a cannon ball tree flower or Naag Chafa as called in marathi. This is one of the most elegant flowers that I have seen. Nature surely knows how to create art.

Generally when photographing at close range, we face the problem of shallow DOF as the magnification crosses 1:1. To gain DOF there are two options.

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The Four Ws of Raynox

So you decided to step into the world of Macro Photography. Awesome! Now you have lot of options as to how to start your macro photography venture. There are many tools available viz. Reverse Ring.(In case we are using a DSLR) Extension Tubes.(In case we are using a DSLR) Filters. Proper Macro Lenses.(in the DSLR field.) Microscope objectives.(mostly in the DSLR field) Achromats. Out of the above I am going to… Read more »

Close-up Photography is NOT Macro Photography.

There is a Difference between Macro Photography and Close-up Photography.

Seldom when people get interested into macro photography, they get confused between close-up photography and macro photography. I have been there myself. I am going to share my experiences with some simple examples here. (more…)