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Dec 13

The Photographer’s Eye

I have been sick the past few days, and last night, I had the urge to shoot a little, but I sure as heck wasn’t going anywhere.  So, I tried ‘self eye macros’, which aren’t particularly easy.  Luckily, the OM-D and 60mm macro have pretty good autofocus, so I set up my camera on a tripod, placed a flashgun on RF trigger to the side, so I could illuminate the texture of the iris, positioned my eye dead center on the lens, and pressed the button.  Took a few tries to find the right distance for high magnification, but success!  I need to work a little on where to position the light in order to avoid the reflection of my eyelid and eyelashes in the eyeball, but that’s for another day.

The Photographer’s Eye – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro @ f/9 (Click to Enlarge)

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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

1 comment

  1. Chris K

    Nice job, Jordan! It’s hard to make a good shot of an eye. The lighting really did a good job of showing the texture, like you had hoped.

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