Tamron Macro Seminar at B & H
A couple months ago, I was invited by the good folks at Tamron to do a "day o' demos" at the new Event Room at B&H Camera, in New York City. The video clip below shows a portion of the Macro session.
We had a pretty typical set-up, gear-wise. It was what I always use in the field.....Fuji S-5 DSLR, a Tamron 180mm Macro lens, with a Lee lens shade. All mounted on the trusty Neo-Tech tripod from Manfrotto. And to fire the off-camera remote flash units, the new Sky Port transceiver system from Elinchrom....VERY small, and no misfires, so far.
Since it was right in the middle of winter, in the northeast, Gregg Maniaci from Tamron, thought some tropical, real delicate, exotic Orchids would be great subject matter. Apparently, he missed the Botany memo. Luckily, a couple of these babies survived the treacherous "nite in the freezing car trunk" ordeal, and we had some suitable flowers to shoot, afterall.
This 1:1 macro lens let us get in really tight on one of the blooms....and with some strong backlighting from one of the remote flash units, we ended up with some nice abstract images.