Macro Master Class

The Macro Master Class is a six-session workshop designed to inspire macro excellence. Each session is 90-minutes in length, twice per week, over a three week period. This schedule allows time between sessions for experimentation, practice, and reflection. Each session will be recorded, and a private link will be provided for your personal viewing.

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Workshop Details

Turning Magnification Into Magical Images

When we move in close, the camera reveals intricate details, fascinating patterns, and intense colors unseeable with the naked eye. Magnification can turn an ordinary subject into a fascinating tapestry of color, texture, shape, and dimension. Even the most ordinary subjects can be completely transformed when captured through a macro lens. Macro photography is incredibly fun and it can be done nearly anywhere—rain or shine, day or night, in the garden, or at the kitchen table.

Session One Highlights

Magnifying The World 

  • Why Macro Photography Leads to Endless Exploration
  • Subject Possibilities and Powerful Specialty Techniques
  • Why Magnification Changes What We See and Feel
  • Special Considerations Unique to Macro Photography
  • Understanding Depth, Light, and the Impact of Working Distance
  • What Does 1:1 Really Mean?

Session Two Highlights

The Macro Toolbox

    • Using Close-Up Filters, Extension Tubes, and Bellows
    • Specialty Macro Lenses
    • Wide-Angle Macro Techniques
    • Perspective-Control Macro Lenses
    • Stabilizing and Positioning the Camera
    • Precisely Positioning the Subject

    Session Three Highlights

    Making the Most of the Natural Environment

    • Using Natural Light to Enhance Your Macro Photographs
    • Simple Techniques to Transform Natural Light
    • Enhancing Nature With a Compelling Background
    • Controlling the Natural Environment
    • Camera Positioning in Difficult Situations
    • Valuable Tools for the Field

      Session Four Highlights

      More Subjects for the Macro Frame

      • The Potential of Tabletop Macro
      • Botanical Beauty Indoors
      • Composing on a Small Scale
      • Fascinating Textures and Colors
      • Kitchen Tools and Garage Gadgets
      • Using Tethered Capture

      Session Five Highlights

      Shaping and Controlling Light

       

      • Four Simple Principles of Light—And How to Use Them
      • The Simplicity of Continuous Light
      • Shaping and Controlling the Light Beam
      • Using Flags, Scrims, Diffusers, and Mirrors
      • The Power and Control of Studio Strobes
      • Using Soft Boxes, Grids, and Optical Spots
      • Tips and Tricks to Achieve Beautiful Results

      Session Six Highlights

      Specialty Techniques for Macro Masters

      • Focus Stacking Magic
      • Specialty Stacking Equipment
      • Through the Lens of a Water Droplet
      • Increasing Magnification: 2X, 5X, 10X
      • Moving to Micro Using Objectives
      • Micro Lighting Techniques

       

      The Macro Master Class is a six-session workshop designed to inspire macro excellence. Each session is 90-minutes in length, twice per week, over a three week period. This schedule allows time between sessions for experimentation, practice, and reflection. Each session will be recorded, and a private link will be provided for your personal viewing.

      We hope you’ll consider being a part of the workshop!

      Shine a Spotlight

      Your success in photography is how we measure the success of our workshops. If you have questions, comments, ideas, or requests, please let us know.

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