Macro & Close-Up Photography: Basic - June 15th, 2019

Macro & Close-Up Photography: Basic - June 15th, 2019

from 300.00

Join us for a day of learning the basics of close-up and macro photography. We will spend the day sharing the skills and techniques needed to capture stunning close-up images as well as delving into the nuances of true macro photography. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning to see compelling close-up compositions.

(Note: Due to time constraints we will not be covering post-processing in this workshop. While we are happy to answer basic questions we encourage students to consider a One-on-one Post-Processing Lesson, where we cover post-processing extensively.)

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 What will be covered:

  • Basics of composition and what to look for

  • Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. What do they do and how to combine them in the field.

  • Technical hurdles associated with macro photography.

  • Tips and Tricks in the field to get the best results.

  • What gear we use and why.

Gear you will need:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Tripod

  • Remote Release for Camera

  • 70-200/300mm zoom lens

  • Zoom lens with Macro feature

  • Extra memory cards

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Camera Bag (with rain cover)

  • Camera Rain Cover

Recommend Extra Gear:

  • Macro Lens

  • Extension Tubes

  • Speedlights and/or Ring Light

  • Flash Modifiers/Diffusers/Reflectors

  • Circular Polarizer

Other items to bring:

  • Water/Water Bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Rain Coat and Rain Pants

  • Light and Mid-Weight Layers. Layering is a great way to stay warm or cool off depending on conditions.

  • Bug Spray (Maines state bird is the mosquito, just saying)

  • Extra snacks (We will have some, but it never hurts to have more.)

  • Extra Socks and closed toe shoes. (As happens often when shooting around water, your feet will likely get wet feet and nobody likes spending days in wet shoes and socks. If you have hip waiters, these can help in some scenarios. Also, while sandals and flats can be comfortable, they are horrible for getting around on slippery rocks, so we highly recommend waterproof closed-toe shoes or boots.)

Activity Level

While most of the locations are readily accessible from parking lots, there will be some moving on uneven surfaces to get to the best angles as well as short hikes that require some moderate physical ability to access.

 Rain Date

There will be no rain date for his workshop. Many of the locations that we will be shooting can look great on a rainy day and part of our teaching will emphasize how to make the best of the conditions at any given locations.

 

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