Macro photo of a microphone
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Today’s photo borrowed the setup my wife was using for some product shots. I put the 90mm macro lens on the D850 beast, turned up the four light sources and photographed the end of my Rode VideoMic. At a shooting distance of around 15cm, even at an aperture of f/22, the depth of the focal plane was only 1-2mm.

For those not in the know, depth of field can be described as “the area of the image in acceptable focus”. Wikipedia has a good page on Depth of Field you can view if you are interested.

Much more light is required when dealing with apertures at the higher end of the scale which is why I had four light sources blasting away to achieve the result. To get a better idea of the ridiculous setup involved, I have included two quick behind the scenes photos below.

Behind the scenes photograph
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Behind the scenes photograph
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When shooting macro photography, I suggest using a tripod as often as possible. I know when I’m photographing a wedding and doing my traditional engagement ring macro photo, I won’t have time for the tripod, but I will rest the camera on anything I can find to ensure the camera is as still as possible. 

My plan for tomorrow is to see what else I can get up close and personal with whilst “the studio” is set up. 

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon.


Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Tamron AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 @ 90mm
1/13 | f/22 | ISO 100
Lit with Godox SL-150W, Godox SL60W & 2 ICE Lights.
Saturday August 21, 2021 @ 20:24
The Studio
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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