The Melbourne Museum was once a place for preserved artefacts and stuffed animals, but not any more. The Live Exhibits people have frogs on display, lots of little ones that hop, climb, leap, dig and swim. They're cute as buttons, really cute amphibious buttons. I needed to review a bunch of macro photography gear, so bring on the frogs.
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Read the full story behind this Flashy Frog Photo Fling on my website or in Digital Photography Magazine Australia.
All pics shown here were shoot with the following kit:
Canon 1D MkIV
Canon 100mm IS f/2.8 Macro
Canon MR14EX Ring Lite
Canon 550EX Speedlite (slave)
Manfrotto 055 Carbon Fibre Q90
Manfrotto Light Duty Ball Grip Head
Special thanks to the Melbourne Museum and Claire Keely who made their time and frogs available for the shoot. Checkout their Live Exhibits.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."