For my purposes and the purposes of this discussion, premium UV torches exhibit 365nm or thereabouts light only, and lack a significant amount of visible light (purple or blue) overspill. Macro Photography: By tom dinning / July 19, 2011: Share: Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. Then, position yourself so that the background is covered by golden sunlight. Frontlight is the right choice in most situations. Very often the best light for photographing flowers is bright and overcast. When you click on any of these types of links on Better-Digital-Photo-Tips.com-and decide to buy something on Amazon, ShareASale, Adorama, Ebay, E-junkie or other similar affiliate sites, better-digital-photo-tips.com may receive a commission on the sale. It just takes a little bit of knowledge–which I’m going to share with you in this article. Sometimes I recommend products that I believe will help you. The torches contain 21 LEDs which, together with a high ISO, is enough to do very small field of view fluorescence photography but on the flipside, these torches do not have the deep violet colour that the better two have, they have a definite blue rather than violet. For example, some high elevation plants have a fluorophore wax skin that converts harmful solar UV into blue light that can be utilised for photosynthesis. During the golden hours, the light is beautiful and soft. I provide free content on this site. And this can cause the whole photo to become white and blown out. I’d suggest going through your equipment and finding the lens that focuses closest. Reflected UV photography is the type of UV photography that produces monochrome results because they are in the non-visible spectrum so colour does not apply, and show a bulls-eye pattern on yellow dandelions. LED technology is currently advancing rapidly and better and brighter are both only a matter of months away. The 76 LED torch is the best out of the 3, but pales in comparison to the CU6 and the Nichia MTE UV-301. And voila! Macro photography is a very interesting subject for photographers. The purpose behind this is to stop visible blue and violet light lighting the subject which will make it look all blue (blue "spill"). All shots taken with Wratten 2a filter over the lens. one way to obtain a full spectrum flash which does emit UV is to go vintage and convert one. When the sun is covered by clouds, the harsh sunlight gets diffused. I use this torch with my equipment either rigged up in a horizontal configuration or with the torch clamped on the hotshoe using an eBay "mini hotshoe ballhead" with a connected eBay "super clamp" and a typical setting would be f/4, 1/60, ISO1600 using Tamron 35-80. ! When it’s cloudy, try to find a colorful subject. There are a few things you need to consider if you want stunning backlit photos. It is a way that I receive some financial compensation. What kind of macro lighting equipment is available and what macro lighting gear you should avoid? Flowers are excellent subjects, and they naturally look great. Of course you can use colour correction tools in photoshop to get an interesting result. In all fairness I just use the Tamron for convenience and I may well move to an vintage el-nikkor 80 f/5.6 (chrome version) on a helicoid instead as these have an excellent UV spectral response, being the forerunner of the famous Nikon Rayfact lenses. I’ll also send you my eBook, free of charge: Mastering Macro Photography: 10 Quick Tips for Stunning Macro Photos. It makes the photo slightly more subdued–like a pastel painting. One great way to capture amazing black backgrounds? In my research for this article I came across a very unique piece of lighting equipment. I base my recommendations on, my personal experiences with photography equipment since 1969-. he usefulness of the product, and other photographers' feedback. Uses AAA batteries, including rechargeable.