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Week Two: Macro

This week we were supposed to make a macro photo — or as close as we could simulate without the use of an actual macro lens. I ended up with two photos that I couldn’t decide between, so I’ll be sharing them both.

This first photo I took at the Starbucks I work at. I’ve worked as a Starbucks barista off and on since 2002, and I’m a certified Coffee Master. I love coffee, and I love educating people about coffee. For me, this was a way to combine two of my great loves — photography and coffee. (Nikon D600, 70-200mm @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/25s, ISO 100.)

wk2_macro-18-editI’m currently studying Graphic Design at UNO, which grants me access to lots of super cool media and materials. Above is a shot I made of a tray of old wooden letterpress settings. I took the shot from my tripod, fully extended and at a shallow angle. Surprisingly, and fortuitously, the angle combined with the super shallow depth of field gave the image an almost natural tilt-shift effect. Like the coffee image, this one allowed me to capture another significant part of my life in this assignment. (Nikon D600, 70-200mm @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/20s, ISO 200.)