Mini macro session this afternoon. I am putting away the photoshop Elements actions that I've been using, trying to learn everything I can about Elements before I possibly think I need CS5. The library has been a wonderful resource lately for some really great photography books. I highly recommend Digital Macro Photography by Ross Hoddinott. I will buy this book, it is fantastic and met me at my level, filling in the holes where I had the most questions. I also really liked The Art of Children's Portrait photography by Tamara Lackey. This one is more information than I could handle but it had so much great stuff!
I only had a few minutes to set up some shots this afternoon. I didn't use any flash or fancy backgrounds. I mainly wanted to work on using my tripod and bracketing exposure. I also found that with my tripod I need to manually choose my focus points. Great practice all around.
I finally got to TCSMQG this week and had a blast! I love these girls, and man can they sew! I have been working on a few things but they will take a bit to come together.
These are the predictable macro shots but this is where I am starting...we'll see what's next!