I have been itching for some macro shooting lately. Perhaps it was part of me that was yearning to use the Olympus gear after all my street shooting with Sony. I do not just dedicate myself to street photography alone. The reason I do so much street photography is because it is a lot easier, does not require too much effort, and I can do it anytime. However, photography is such a vast ocean, street photography is just an island somewhere out there. There is so much more to explore, and I shall be running toward something more familiar to myself since my early days of dabbling with photography: macro.
Macro photography requires a lot more planning, stronger fundamental understanding and control of camera, efficient lighting control and a great deal of stamina. The satisfaction from a great macro shooting session is worth more than 10 ordinary street photography sessions combined. This is true, at least for myself. On the other hand, macro shooting is a heck lot more physically exhausting and time consuming.
The following shots were taken about 2 years ago, during my review of the Olympus E-5.
All images were taken with Olympus DSLR E-5 and ZD 50mm F2 macro lens.
Image taken by Fred Yap, a dear friend and an awesome photographer.
Macro weekend, here I come !!