It's interesting when a new hobby brings back to life an old one. I used to do a lot of photography when I was in London but since my move to Australia, I've put that hobby aside and started other thing.
Recently, I was interested in keeping jumping spiders as pet and because they are so tiny I need to use macro lenses to take photos of them. Despite the new iPhone 13 pro doing great job at general and macrophotography, the image quality when view at 100% on a large desktop screen does not match the image quality from a proper camera with a macro lens.
So today, after clearing up the basement and garage space for the flood repairs that are starting tomorrow, I took out my old Nikon D300 and the Nikkor Micro 105mm lens and a product photography lightbox out and invited My Lady Servaea villosa for a photoshoot. It's been a while since she got out of her enclosure so she was a bit confused at first but after running around on my hand and arm for few minutes, she finally settle down and posed for some mugshots.
Summary of equipments used:
- Nikon D300 DSLR camera
- Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens
- Nikon SB-900 Flashgun
- Phottix Odin TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Nikon
- Unbranded home studio lightbox