Gears on rusted ironf/27, 1/125 s, ISO 100, 50mm, two system flash units


Special Shooting Techniques

Macro photography can involve a great deal more than taking pictures of small objects. The full palates of lighting and shooting techniques available to general photographers are also available in the macro world; they are just applied to smaller dimensions.

A bit of preparation was required to create this image of various gears. The first step was fabricating the surface material. I started with a sheet of iron and used a sponge to coat it in vinegar for a few days. Over time the uniform rust texture developed.

After arranging the rusted ...

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