Tips for photographing flies- by Henning Sæbø

featured, Videos — By on February 20, 2013 10:43 am

Henning Sæbø from www.flytyingforum.com (Hatches free forum for fly tiers) shows some great tips for taking photographs of your flies. Knowing your camera setting, light, and a solid back drop are all you really need

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  1. Murray Buck says:

    Well done sir!

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  2. Chris Watson says:

    Absolutely brilliant! I too do a lot of macro photography of flies, but cannot afford a digital SLR camera. I am currently using an Olympus SP800UZ bridge camera which has a 30x optical zoom and 14.5 megapixels. I have experimented with various different set ups and settings on my camera. So far I get the best results using natural light and a pale blue background. I set the camera on the ‘cuisine’ setting (gives really vivid colours) and use super macro. I am quite pleased with the results, but would love to improve. Has anyone got on any suggestions for doing this sort of photography with a bridge camera?

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  3. Don Mear says:

    You make it look so easy and your results are fantastic. I especially like what you used for the blue background.

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  4. John says:

    +1

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  5. John says:

    +1. I
    was educated. I take pictures of flies for our club newsletter, and do OK but I do, on occasions have problems. But I do it by accident rather than from a point of expertise. So thanks for giving me a point to start from with some confidence. I don’t have a macro lense and use my telephoto and just back off a little and it seems fine. (most of the time) What lens are you using?
    Thanks

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  6. Harry Crabtree says:

    Outstanding work and very informative, thanks for sharing. Now a question for you: I have a Minolta 7000i autofocus that I bought new probably 25 years ago so it’s not digital. Do I have to buy a digital camera to get this same quality photos? Or can I get that same quality without buying a new digital camera? Thanks for your time. Harry

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  7. Fred says:

    Harry have you ever seen the flys in the fish mag, fly mag’s before digital
    That should answer your question . Only have the very high meg. Pixal cameras . Finaly cought up with film .

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  8. A good trick to further minimize tremor is to use remote switch or self timer.

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  9. melanochromis says:

    The larger and more three dimensional the fly the smaller the aperature(larger number) you will need to get all of the fly in focus.

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  10. Why using a diffusor when bouncing the flash of the ceiling?

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