Photography Tips: Macro with Minolta DiMAGE A1

John from Adelaide, Australia has been doing some impressive macro shots with his Minolta DiMAGE A1.
The best part is he also has the ‘behind the scene’ of some of his best shots.

Macro basically refers to being able to focus on subjects quite close to the lens, so you can photograph small subjects in reasonable detail.

You will get the best magnification and subject definition with the following camera settings…

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Comment by John down under
2005-04-28 00:34:34

Thanks to Digital Photography Journal for choosing my spider macro as photo of the day for 26 April. Inaddition to the macro information linked from this DPJ entry, probably the most significant behind the scenes stuff is in my gallery about the Making of Matchmaker, with a series of photos from conception of the idea to realisation of my entry that won the same Minolta Challenge where I also entered the spider macro. Here’s the ‘Matchmaker’ gallery:
I hope you enjoy it.
Cheers, John

Comment by IOTD Team
2005-04-28 14:19:39

Great tutorial John..and your creativity is unbelievable!
Can’t wait to see your next works..
All the best

Comment by Anjali
2008-11-13 22:32:32

I took my camera (Minolta Dimage A1) to Sony in March 2008 to replace CCD chip. After 2 weeks I went to pick up the camera from Sony, put the battery in, it was showing that battery was low. I mentioned to the person behind the desk. She said your battery must be dead. I tried the other battery, still the same. I thought some how both batteries are not good. I did not use the camera till October, I bought 2 new batteries, camera was still showing, batteries not charged, I bought the battery tester (Volt meter) to check the voltage, battery was fully charged. I took the camera back to the Sony and told them that technician must have damage some thing in the camera when tech was replacing CCD chip. Sony refuses to fix it. Sony wants me to pay $225.00 + tax to get it fixed. If any one know what should I do. Please let me know.


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