Shooting macro inserts for a commercial at the 16oz Studio and realising that I often underestimate the amount of light that this takes.
Shooting at 240fps, T8, 320 ISO meant that a hard 4K HMI was placed only a couple of feet away from our small targets. Fill was provided by 3 Cineo HS units, again only a couple of feet away.
I have had a long fascination with close focus photography and have used macro lenses and dioptres extensively. Here we utilised extension tubes on a set of Ultra Primes and the results at T8 were startlingly sharp and free from distortion.
When the focus is significantly deep and the images razor sharp I find the macro effect all the more seductive. Our visual cues to miniaturisation are often the shallowness of the focus and the distortion in the glass.