Macro Photography Lessons

It’s a whole new world up close and personal…

It is difficult these days to produce a truly unique image. It seems that anything and everything you capture with your camera has already been done a thousand times on photography websites worldwide. Enter the world of Macro Photography. Regardless of where you live there are thousands of amazing AND UNIQUE images to capture only yards from your door. It’s an entirely new world when you’re up close. Even items that you’ve seen every day of your life become alien to your eyes when you get your camera close enough.

This class is meant as an introduction to the world of macro photography, and believe me, there’s a lot more to learn than how to find a bug. Once you point your lens at the macro world, much of what you have learned about photography no longer applies. Controlling motion blur and depth of field become far more difficult requiring an arsenal of creative techniques to overcome.

One of the barriers to photography for most people is time and distance.  People are busy and do not have the time to travel to exotic places or even out of town. Macro photography can be done close to home (or even in your home), any time of year, any time of day and with minimal equipment. In addition Macro photography is often less expensive than many other areas of the craft.  Creating “homemade” light modifiers, flags, wind blocks and more is cheap and easy to do – no need for a ton of studio equipment.

So join me in exploring this lesser known area of photography and you may just find that spending a day in your back yard can be more fun than you imagined.

Macro Photography Overview

Topics include:

  • Finding your subjects
  • Dealing with motion
  • Depth of field extremes
  • Focus stacking
  • Camera settings for macro
  • Macro lighting techniques
  • Composition
  • and more…

Prerequisites:

  • My macro photography instruction assumes you have a working knowledge of your camera’s functions and understand the basics of exposure and depth of field.
  • A macro lens OR strong telephoto lens OR extension tubes OR lens reversal adapter (call if you need more information).