Close-Up and Macro Photography are two of the most rewarding forms of photography. Close-up photography can be practiced by anyone with a camera and a lens. Macro photography delves even deeper into the unseen world of detail, and it can be practiced by anyone who has a camera and a few simple accessories! That's right, you do NOT need an expensive macro lens to shoot macro photography.
Just because your lens or camera says "macro" on it, or has a tulip (macro) icon, does not mean that it shoots true macro images. This class, for students of all skill levels, from raw beginner to advanced, teaches you how to achieve full detail, high resolution close-ups (about 1/3 of life size) and real macro images that are life size or greater (1:1 , 2:1, 3:1 and even larger!) without breaking the bank on an expensive macro lens.
After this hands-on course, where you use a wide range of specialty "macro and close-up" accessories to photograph many fun and colorful objects, your DSLR, advanced Point & Shoot and mirrorless camera images will have far more detail than if you used regular digital photography techniques (or telephoto lenses) and just cropped your photos to mimic real macro and close-up photography.
You will learn:
- how to easily (and temporarily) convert all your existing lenses into macro lenses for $20 to $40 (these accessories for most cameras are available for purchase during the session),
- Depth of Field tricks to get more of your subjects in focus,
- camera settings for indoor and outdoor macro photography,
- when to increase ISO,
- when and how to easily add more light for increased Depth of Field,
- tripod techniques for enhanced imagery,
- how to use all 7 different accessories that help you create fantastic macro images,
- which accessories to use under different conditions and when to use them,
- about working distance,
- how to shoot using focus stacking techniques (even if your camera does not have an auto focus stacking setting),
- about minimum focusing distance,
- which macro lens to buy for your needs, if you want one,
- the very important differences between Canon and Nikon macro capabilities (No other Macro course covers these issues and explains the simple workarounds.)
This three hour workshop is a blend of lecture and hands-on practice. So bring your camera, its manual, fresh batteries, a tripod (if you have one), and blank memory cards. Tripods can be rented for $10 for the session if you do not have one. External flash units can be rented for the session for $5. Call 919.576.5331 to reserve rental gear after you have registered.
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