Micro world of clocks

Macrophotography is a pass to another world, fascinating and unavailable or not visible by naked eye. Small objects have a lot of magic features but how to photograph them with all beauty…?
Photographing small objects when the image is same size or larger than in reality we call macrophotography. The conditions are related with the optic devices we use (lenses). To image the object 1:1 the distance between the lens and the object must be equal to lens length. But with my lens 70-200 mm 2,8 IS USM focusing range is larger than 1400 mm when is set up on 70 mm. Normally most of lenses are not suitable for that small distance photography that’s why the real photography adventure starts now.

I don’t want to use mathematic here. For best macro image we need to know that shortening the focusing distance from the object to lens is related with lens distance to the camera body mirror. There are many ways and the easier one is to buy a macro lens but its limited to its fixed size for ex. 100 mm (the photographed object can be max 2-3 cm). To work without limits we can use extension tubes. (See the image) The extension tubes have different sizes and can be assembled all together into one large tube as well.
See the images set with step by step to the object:
2. Maximum magnification with the Canon MACRO 100mm only

3. Canon MACRO 100mm + 13mm extension tube

4. Canon MACRO 100mm + 13mm & 21mm extension tube

5. Canon MACRO 100mm + 13mm & 21mm & 31mm extension tube

For imaging I used MODE360 Photo Composer with a perfect photography light conditions. Additionally I used MODE LED Spotlights and black platform (see scene image below).


Black platform for MODE Composer


MODE LED Spotlights


All stuff I have used (seperate)



All stuff I have used (completed)    

Written and photographed by:
Dominika Apanasewicz www.studioavior.pl