Played with a new Macro Flash system today

Nikon R1 close-up kit

Change photographed using the Nikon R1 macro flash kit

The secret to great light is all about the relationship of the size of the light source to the subject.  When your subject is as small as pocket change, a relatively small flash can do a beautiful job of lighting it very nicely.

Here is a picture of the kit used to light the shot above.

Nikon R1

The nice thing about this rig is that it makes it very convieient to move about and shoot active macro subjects like butterflies or insects.  I’m looking forward to trying it out in the Butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo.

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