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    10 Macro Flower Photography Tips

    Macro Flower Photograph

    Spring has sprung, and she’s showing her colors proudly, in buds and blossoms everywhere! It’s the perfect time to get out and capture the best of Mother Nature with some macro flower photography. In honor of the Season and the opportunities it provides, we’re offering some valuable tips to help you get the most out […]

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    Creating Starburst Effects in Your Photos In-Camera

    ©Chad Umberger, cufotos.com

    Have you ever wondered how to create starbursts around the sun or other light sources when you take a photo? Have you had them appear in your images and wondered why? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re in luck! In this quick tutorial, we’re going to explain how it happens and […]

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    15 Photo Projects You Can do at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

    We’re all going to be affected by the Novel Corona virus, regardless of how we feel about it. The most obvious and common effect is isolation. From self-quarantine to mandatory shelter in place orders, many of us are going to be sitting at home twiddling our thumbs while we dream up something new to do […]

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    How to Photograph Spiders: Macro Gear and Methods

    Spider macro photo ©Stewart Wood

    Spiders may not be the most popular creatures around. When it comes to macro photography, though, they’re one of the most fascinating, detailed and varied subjects you can choose. We’re about to give you some tips on photographing spiders up close, as well as some striking examples of why you might want to give it […]

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    How to Choose a Macro Lens

    macro photograph of mushroom taken with Irix 15mm Dragonfly macro lens

    Putting a macro lens on your camera lets you capture the world from a unique perspective that people often overlook. Having the right lens makes that much more enjoyable. We’re offering this guide to choosing a macro lens, to help you know what to expect and what to look for. Opening image ©Fran Ros (@fmros) […]

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    Christmas Light Photography: 11 Quick Tips

    Photo of Christmas lights and tree

    ‘Tis the season for Christmas light photography! By now, it’s likely you can find dazzling displays of Christmas lights everywhere in your town or city. If you’re like most photographers, that means it’s time to get out and start shooting. With the spirit of the Holiday Season in mind, we’re offering this list of tips […]

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    The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Dragonfly wins the Red Dot Award 2019

    The Irix tradition of designing award-wining lenses continues, with the second prestigious honor for the 150mm f/2.8 1:1 macro Dragonfly lens!  Since its premiere a few months ago, the popular macro lens has already earned one such honor, with its capture of the iF Design award. The 150mm Dragonfly now proudly adds the coveted Red […]

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    8 Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

    Waterfalls are one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent spectacles. Who doesn’t love the sight and sound of them? From tinkling cascades to thundering torrents, these scenic wonders offer wonderful opportunities for capturing images. In this post, I’ll offer some simple tips to help you make the most of your waterfall shoots. 1. Don’t spend a […]

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    8 Tips for Improving Your Macro Photography

    Get up early in the morning, before sunrise, to capture insects covered in water droplets as they wait for the sun to rise.

    With the release of the new 150mm macro photography lens and Christmas right around the corner, we thought this might be a good time to offer some insights for creating the best possible macro images. Here’s a quick overview of some methods we recommend. 1. Choose the Right Focal Length for Macro Photography Macro Photography […]