Barney the Leopard Gecko
This is Barney. He is the leopard gecko of my brother. He's a beautiful animal; his skin is very soft and his eyes are like tiny marbles. But you have to get really close up to see why is skin is so soft and what his eyes really look like... Perfect conditions for this challenge!
I had this cheap Chinese macro ring laying around for a long time but I never really played with it. The Steemitphotochallenge finally encouraged me to use it. The ring allows you to attach the lens backwards to your camera body. As you can see in the picture, the depth of field is very small, so getting the focus just right suddenly becomes very hard. I found that the most effective way to focus in on your subject is to move closer or farther from it until the focus is where you want it. Another problem was lighting. I didn't think I really had to care about lighting but I soon found out that you need a lot of it. I had to turn on all the lights and used two softboxes to get down to iso 800. The problem was probably that I had no control over aperture so I had to work with what I had.