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5 Camera Settings That All Macro Photographers Should Know via Digital Photography School

October 24th, 2018 Comments off
Do you macro?
 
I find that closeup major photography can be the most challenging photos I take. Focus and depth of focus are a constant challenge along with the fact that the breeze almost always picks up when I am shooting.
 
Digital Photography School always has the best advice and tutorials. Check out their entire site! — Douglas
 
 

This article will detail five camera settings that are essential and which all macro photographers should know. It was inspired by Will Nichols’ excellent tips Five Camera Settings Every New Photographer Needs to Know. You will notice two main themes in this article – ensuring a perfect point of focus and ensuring maximum sharpness. Both of which are critical in macro photography.

Included in the list of settings are Manual Focus, Manual Mode, Live View, the self-timer, and burst mode. By familiarizing yourself with these settings, your macro photography will grow by leaps and bounds.


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An interesting link found among my daily reading

My Favorite Things: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

October 9th, 2018 Comments off

Interesting Sites: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

My Favorite Things: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

I am not sure exactly where I stumbled across this site, but it is amazing — especially if you are interested in or researching children’s literature. The digital archive allows you to page through books from the comfort of your own home without ever visiting the University of Florida’s Libraries. Of course, you could also visit and see the books up close.

Interesting Sites: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive Aaron wildlands Interesting Sites: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

Some example covers

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys. The Baldwin Library is known for comparative editions of books, with special emphasis on Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aesop’s Fables, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Library also has the largest collection of Early American Juvenile Imprints of any academic institution in the United States.

 

Other strengths and distinctions of the Baldwin Library include: marginalia and inscriptions, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards Collection, Little Golden Books, religious tracts, and illustrated editions from the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. Scholars worldwide use the Baldwin Library for research in fables, fairy tales, alphabet books, morality tales and religious tracts, conduct of life, gender roles, comparison of editions, adventure stories, and boys’/girls’ series books.

Interesting Sites: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

Interesting Sites: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Archive

100 of My Favorite Things for June 2014 – Douglas E. Welch

July 1st, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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123 of My Favorite Things for May 2014 — from DouglasEWelch.com

June 3rd, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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141 of My Favorite Things for April 2014 — from DouglasEWelch.com

May 2nd, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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Link Focus: Free art books online from the Metropolitan and Guggenheim Museums from MetaFilter

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Free art books online from the Metropolitan and Guggenheim Museums from MetaFIlter

Free is good. Free is even great, when the free items are of such high quality as these books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Yes, all of these are older and mostly out of print editions, but they are all evergreen publications that still retain almost all their value.

One standout item is this Tutankhamun publication from 1976 filled with amazing photographs and explanatory text.

Tutankhamun

You’ll need to poke around a bit in each site to find publications that interest you most, but there is something here for nearly everyone — from Impressionism and Illumination to Klee and Kandinsky.

From MetaFilter

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim offer 474 free art books online. 99 art catalogs from the Guggenheim. 375 MetPublications. An example: Masterpieces of Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A few of the exceptional gems to explore from the Met: Images of the first big museum blockbuster show (worth checking out): “Tutankhamun”: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 34, no. 3 (Winter, 1976–1977), Origins of Impressionism, The Art of Illumination, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 …and more!

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Link Focus is a series that comments on some of the links I share on my social media accounts and here on the web site. To get these links as I find them, subscribe to me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and elsewhere. Also look for the “My Favorite Things” posts that appear regularly in the blog. These include collections of links for each calendar month.

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73 of My Favorite Things for February 2014 – Shared links from Douglas E. Welch

February 28th, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

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40 of My Favorite Things for February 10, 2014

February 10th, 2014 Comments off

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206 of My Favorite Things for January 2014 – Douglas E. Welch

February 1st, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

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40 of My Favorite Things for Week 3, January 2014 – Douglas E. Welch

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

My Favorite Things

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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