Budget Macro – Exploring Reverse Ring Adapters

As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.

This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.

In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more

Scenic Virginia Links – Ballyhack Golf Retreat

Ballyhack Golf Retreat, Roanoke VA


Ballyhack Golf Club is a Scottish links-style course completed in 2008 and located in the hills just outside of Roanoke VA in the community of Mount Pleasant. Affectionately known as the Hack, this Lester George creation, overseen and maintained by superintendent Billy Bobbitt, boasts a slope rating exceeding 600 feet and is likely the closest relative to a ‘fantasy golf’ course in the region. Read more

Highland Graze


Captured a couple years back, these lovely grazers are a common resident in the Floyd County highlands of Southwestern Virginia.



mark-morrow-profile-onone-web-sqMark Morrow is a practicing Virginia-based photographer specializing in real estate and architectural projects, as well as commercial product and portraiture.

As an avid student of the craft, Mark enjoys sharing insight and inspiration here on his Blog, as well as his Podcast and as a contributing author with Photofocus. To view more of Mark’s work, please click here.