February 2015

Flash for Macro:  Came across a very cute little flash modifier (made by Neewer) that meets those wonderful criteria of inexpensive, lightweight, functional & portable.  I've been using it mainly for macro work with convenient on camera flash tilted to 45 degrees up.  So if out in the field chasing bugs or flowers, add your flash, slip this on and you have wonderful soft lighting.  In manual mode, I use an ISO of 320, settings at 1/160 & f-20, and can hand hold with no worries of camera shake, have great depth of field and no need to carry a tripod, reflectors, etc.  Got mine from Amazon.ca for $10.00 and I've seen it for less.