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post #50 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 06:50 AM
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The HDR option on CS5 is really good. way better than it was on CS4. here's one example something I did a while back. Its not perfect, but still a good start.

Then i turned it into this

If buying a dedicated macro lens is a bit too pricey. you can always buy a reversing ring. Its about $7-10 shipped to your door from amazon. It allows you to attach any lens to your camera backwards turning it into a macro lens. The results are phenomenal. With this method you can zoom in really close to where it feels like your shooting pictures with a microscope. here are some example I've taken with my 18-55mm kit lens on backwards. only downside is you have to keep the aperture open manually.

Here are some microscopic pictures:

Pixels in a LCD monitor


It's well worth the money
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