I take a lot of product photos for my work on TubeClockDB.com. Every product Ir review gets a full set of photos before I even begin to produce the video review. These are some of my favorite images.
A few days ago a purchased a bismuth crystal off of eBay for pretty cheap. Bismuth is a grey metal with a few interesting properties. In addition to being the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol, when it is cooled slowly, it forms square spirals in a stair-stepped shape. During this process, it forms an oxide layer that causes interference with reflected light [...]
Here is a gallery of macro photography that I’ve been working on. I don’t use a proper macro lens. Instead, I use a macro adaptor as well as a cheap metal ring that allows me to mount my lenses on backwards. (I know it sounds odd, but search Amazon.com for “reverse lens mount” and you’ll [...]
My 500 GB iMac SATA hard drive died the other day. After replacing it, I wanted to have a little fun before discarding the drive. See the disassembly photos after the jump.
Last night I was experimenting with an old laptop hard drive. I used a USB to PATA hard drive adapter to recover old data off of a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba hard drive. When I was done, I intended to destroy the drive to prevent recovery. After a few seconds – I had a better [...]
I’ve been experimenting with a cheap macro contraption. Generally, a dedicated macro lens works best. Next up is a screw-on filter style. After that is mounting two lenses end-to-end and lastly is my solution: just putting the lens on backwards. A mounted my Canon 35-80 1:4 on backwards and it worked…shockingly. The image is nearly [...]