LEGO Star Wars macros

I really enjoy taking macro photographs and recently I took some of my old Star Wars LEGO. I used a Canon IXUS 80 IS digital camera and it continues to impress me with what it is capable when in macro mode (since it is a pretty inexpensive camera). It doesn’t have many fancy manual controls for fine tuning your focus but you can trick it by setting the focus initially and then move the camera but keep the focus fixed. Below the first image was shot like this way – from another angle I fixed the focus on the LEGO Han Solo character and then moved round him so that Chewbacca didn’t take focus but was still in the shot.

Okay so the next lot aren’t Star Wars but they do show off the macro ability – I will be featuring more mini LEGO robots in another post which I have ordered through the LEGO digital designer:

The SONY WM-EX808HG is the most awesome gadgets (build wise) I think I have every had – they don’t make them like this anymore:


5 thoughts on “LEGO Star Wars macros

  1. Dan

    Man, these are awesome! I have the IXUS 70 and I’m more than happy with that camera’s macro ability… I love just snapping macro shots of really wierd stuff like knives and forks because you get really interesting reflections.

    Nice site you’ve got here me old china.

  2. Farhan Rehman

    Wow, that’s some very cool photography you’ve got going there.. I think I’m going to have to start playing a bit more with my camera, to see if I can be so artistic!
    Any suggestions, for a good place to learn more about understanding all the settings and options, on a digital camera?

  3. Simon Page Post author

    Personally I am very much into the hands on approach of trying all the different options on a camera yourself rather than going through the manual or tutorials.

    Just find an interesting subject to take pictures of and experiment away taking lots of pictures and make sure you look at the bad pictures as well as the good ones to see what you did wrong – but most of all don’t try too hard and try and enjoy it too…

  4. Dan

    I absolutely agree. The Canon IXUS range has some truly amazing little features which make it possibly the best value-for-money point and shoot range I’ve ever seen.

    Go out shooting and play with all the features you can find.


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