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How to Do Close Up Photography Cheap.

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I know you have seen those amazing closeup photos of bugs eyes and and the inner most parts of flowers. How do they do that? Well, like many things in photography you can pull out your wallet and spend $500-1500 or more for a specialty lens OR you can explore different affordable alternatives.

fairfax and loudoun county realtors If you have a DSLR with removable lenses, one of the easiest, cheapest buys you can make is a set of extension tubes. These are hollow tubes that look like small lenses BUT they have NO glass.

They work by changing the focal length of your existing lenses. I just bought myself a cheap set and am experimenting inside during our cold lengthy nights instead of watching Law and Order re-runs.

This shot was taken with my standard 18-55 mm kit lens that came with my camera with a $25 extension tube attached. There was no way I could come in this close to make this shot with any of my lenses without the extension tube. None would focus this close.


fairfax and loudoun county realtorsAs with all can learn how to do this stuff by spending some time on YOUTUBE. Here is a good explanation:

 Just search: "close up photography, how to use extension tubes, macro photography tutorials" and the like.

There are paid courses you can take, DVDs you can buy BUT can get a fine start for free by reviewing the hundreds of video tutorials folks have made on every conceivable topic.


 Do not throw up your hands in despair. All you need too know is there.




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Moving to Northern Virginia? Not familiar with the area?

We are more than traffic and a great job market.

Here is a photo tour of typical home styles and our countryside:


Why pay more and get less when selling your home? Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway use professional photographers, create interactive photo floor plans, print full color brochures, and make an individual property website for your listing that goes out to 40+ public real estate search sites including, Trulia, Zillow etc.


We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.



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Happy to Help. No Hassle, No Pressure.

Jan and Steve Bachman are full time Realtors® with RE/MAX, specializing in Homes for Sale in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties.



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Comment balloon 12 commentsSteve and Jan Bachman • December 31 2012 08:45AM
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