Focal Point – Friday, Sept. 16

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We all know that macro photography – in the simplest of terms – is close-up photography, usually of very small subjects. But do we all know how to achieve this fab form of image capture? We thought a few samples, tips & tricks would be a great way to kick off a brisk fall weekend. Enjoy!

Photo Fabulousness —

Macro By ZensLens (Brandon Tarek) from the Vistek Photo and Video Pool on Flickr

Bloggy Goodness —

Everyone know National Geographic Magazine, but did you know that the same folks  have a fantastic Photo Blog? It features a Photo of the Day, spotlights on photographers & their galleries, a newsletter AND is chock-full of amazing videos & photo tips to help you bring your A Game and get National Geographic-like results with your own photography.

Video Virtuosity

This end-title sequence for a First World War drama, called  Herbst, proves that macro isn’t just for photography. Watch as the story and lives of the characters come to life through creative lighting, a vivid imagination and the lens of a 100mm Macro and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. You can see the full trailer here and learn more about the video here.

Herbst titles from clemento on Vimeo.