Monday, 14 May 2018

Getting better at macro photography

Six weeks ago, I bought a macro lens because the camera on macro setting was useless. I produced some good stuff but failed at true close ups. So when I saw WEX Video was offering a half day course I jumped at it. Mind you WEX is in White Chapel (Very East London) and the course started at 0930. It did mean leaving the house at 0630 and getting back at 1545. But it was a good course and I came home and practised on the auriculas.

Apart from some very informative teaching, we got to try out on stick insects, geekos and a very small frog.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.