Doughnuts Through A Macro Lens

A few weeks ago it was my birthday so I picked up a pack of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the office to celebrate and thought I would take the opportunity to practice with the macro lens with so many different colours and textures on offer. I have struggled with the macro lens as it is extremely sensitive to movement and it can be difficult to stay still when the camera and lens are quite heavy. After sorting through all the blurry shots and touching up a few of my favourite pictures on Photoshop I was quite happy with the final results!

Which doughnut would you choose based on the pictures below? 

Chocolate Chips Ben RedgellSugar Ben RedgellChocolate Doughnut Ben RedgellWhite Chocolate Ben RedgellSprinkles Ben Redgell

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6 thoughts on “Doughnuts Through A Macro Lens

  1. White chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies are my downfall.

    Nice macro pics 🙂 What lens and settings did you use to take these?

    My Dad and I have started critiquing each other’s photos (him mine much more than me his) to get better at taking photos. For him it is an exercise in dusting off old skills as he used to be a professional. For me, it’s opening up a whole new world of understanding into how light, the lens and the camera all interact.

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    1. Those cookies sound incredible!
      Thank you! I was using a Canon 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens but I’m not sure exactly what settings I was using. I think because I had decent lighting my ISO would have probably been at around 1000 but may have been higher, with my aperture set to about 11 if I remember correctly. Then I think I had a shutter speed of 1/125 I think but I’m not 100% sure. It’s so sensitive to movement so maybe I changed the shutter speed to stop the pictures from blurring although I had a lot of blurry photos to scroll though anyway.
      It definitely takes a while to work out how they all interact and balance to create better pictures, it sounds like you have the perfect teacher though! For a while, I kept just changing one setting at a time and didn’t understand you had to change them all and find the right balance to get a good shot haha 🙂

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      1. I’m finding that out myself. Right now we’re just working on composition and letting the camera make all the other settings.

        I was thinking your f/stop would be a lot lower because the depth of field is pretty shallow, but then again, maybe macro works a lot differently than a regular lens when it comes to f/stop. I haven’t figured that part out yet.

        Not sure if you are using a Mac or a PC for your photos, but you should be able to see what settings your photos were taken at if you right click on the original photo from your camera (command-click on Mac) and go to either Info or Properties (OS dependent). The camera stores more information than I realized about the shots in the photo itself.

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