All posts by Peter Y Lin

Making Multi-Color Crown With One Valve

Admittedly, I did not do any crown shaped drop collision until two years after I started water drop photography even though it is relatively easy to do. A crown drop collision looks something like this and I am going to describe some steps to get this kind of collision:

wd_01This is a typical Crown collision

This type of collision is not caused by two streams of liquid, but only one stream of drops and a hard surface. more …

Getting Wine Glass Shaped Water Drop Collision

When I first started water drop photography, I struggled a bit even though I designed my own water drop equipment. After figuring out how to get guaranteed collisions described in Guaranteed Water Drop Collision post, I wanted more. I accidentally stumble upon one shape that looks like wine glass and I liked it a lot.


It was illusive at first, I was not able to repeat it. But eventually, I figured it out. more …

Guaranteed Water Drop Collision

Did you say guaranteed splash with MJKZZ WDK? Yes! This actually works for any other water drop equipment, as long as it has a digital reading, not just limited to MJKZZ WDK. For beginners in water drop photography, getting the first water drop collision is very exciting, as I was, but getting collisions consistently is something many beginners struggle with and it takes some time and patience.


But there is a way to do so! more …

Cleaning Up In Post After Stacking

Why is your insect subject so clean? This question comes up very often when I post a stacked image on Facebook or Flickr. The reason for this question is probably due to the fact that most insect subjects are “dirty” – pollen, dusts, or other little things that are part of insects’ life, so it is hard to get “clean” look when they are photographed.


So how do I get them to have a clean look? more…

How To Determine Magnification Level

When doing extreme macro photography, one of the most frequently asked question is: What Is My Magnification Level? This question arises when there is no marking on a lens or in many situations that it is just very difficult to determine magnification. For example, a DIY’ed setup, a reversed zoom lens, a lens from garage sale, etc. I have been asked with this questions so many times that I think it is time to write this blog. more…

Selecting Microscope Objectives For Beginners

Isn’t it cool to use a microscope objective for macro photography? I mean, just by looking at it, it is cool. But when I first started using microscope objectives on my Canon 550D, I made quite a few mistakes. That was largely due to the fact that I did not understand what microscope objectives are and how they should be used to achieve the result I wanted.


It is very cool to have an objective mounted in front of a telephoto lens, just by looking at it. This objective is an achromatic 4x infinite one with NA of 0.1. It is mounted on a 70-300 mm telephoto lens