Think (very) small

Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes shows you how to make a ro­bust, mo­bile, macro light­ing stu­dio that fits into your hands

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Macro light­ing doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive – cre­ate your own af­ford­able macro flash and cap­ture tiny crea­tures and plants in de­tail

This is­sue, we’re go­ing to show you how to go guerilla-style and make your own macro light­ing set-up that will work any­where, at any time, and save space in your cam­era bag, as well as be­ing rel­a­tively cheap. There’s no need for clunky ring flashes, or dual flash heads that sit on the end of your lens. You need just one flash­gun, a Nikon D-SLR, a lens, a flash bracket, a wired flash trig­ger and a light dif­fuser to make a ro­bust, mo­bile, macro stu­dio. Dif­fus­ing the light is the ex­tra step that will en­able you to take a stu­dio-like por­trait of your macro sub­ject. You can mount ev­ery­thing to­gether us­ing the flash bracket and can lock in the set­tings you need to get per­fect re­sults ev­ery time. Here’s how it’s done…

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