Re­vers­ing ring shoot­ing tips

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Adding a re­vers­ing ring means that you lose the con­nec­tion from the lens to your cam­era, so aut­o­fo­cus doesn’t work. Move the fo­cus­ing ring of your lens to fo­cus, or phys­i­cally move your po­si­tion.

Switch to Con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing mode and fire off a burst of shoots as you move and fo­cus. This way, it’s more likely that some of your shots will be pin-sharp.

Make sure the shut­ter speed is fast enough to elim­i­nate cam­era shake. A nar­row aper­ture pro­vides a de­cent depth of field, but you’ll need to widen it (or bump up the ISO) if the shot is un­der­ex­posed.

We taped the leaf to a brightly lit win­dow to back­light the vein de­tails. You could also use a re­flec­tor (or a small mir­ror) to bounce light and fill in the shad­ows.

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