Macro Photography and all things SMALL
Location: Chanticleer gardens, Wayne PA.
Date: April 13, Rain date April 14
This Meetup will have us looking at the smallest of subjects and making them as big a life. Macro photography is close-up photography. The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject. On 35 mm film (for example), the lens is typically optimized to focus sharply on a small area approaching the size of the film frame. Most 35mm format macro lenses achieve at least 1:2, that is to say, the image on the film is 1/2 the size of the object being photographed. Many 35mm macro lenses are 1:1, meaning the image on the film is the same size as the object being photographed. Another important distinction is that lenses designed for macro are usually at their sharpest at macro focus distances and are not quite as sharp at other focus distances. In recent years, the term macro has been used in marketing material to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a regular 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print is made, the image is life-size or larger. With 35mm film this requires a magnification ratio of only approximately 1:4, which demands a lower lens quality than 1:1. With digital cameras the actual image size is rarely stated, so that the magnification ratio is largely irrelevant; cameras instead advertise their closest focusing distance.
I will cover how the macro lens works The best way to use a macro lens and extension tubes. How to work with very shallow DOF and keeping the subject sharp.
Your camera kit
Plenty of memory
If you have a LENS BABY BRING IT and the MACRO KIT!!!
AND OF COURSE: A MACRO LENS to work with and or extension tubes.
If you do not have a macro lens you can rent one from [url=http://www.borrowlenses.com]
Please note you do not need a "PC" lens do not waste your money.
Or you can get extension tubes for you current lenses and simulate a macro lens.
For Nikon go here:
Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes for Nikon: Camera & Photo
For Canon Go here:
Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-CVAFC Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes for Canon: Electronics
Please see this website and print out the "PHOTOGRAPHERS FORM" fill it in and bring it.
The fee for this workshop is $60.00 But if you RSVP by March 1, you can join for $50.00.
At the door for $70.00
NOTE: This fee does not include admission. (I can not predict the discounts for seniors and students)