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Macro Photography and all things SMALL

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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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.

recommend equipment.

Your camera kit


Plenty of memory


If you have a LENS BABY BRING IT and the MACRO KIT!!!

comfortable clothing

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=]

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: Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes for Nikon: Camera & Photo

For Canon Go here: 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)

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  • Kimberly S.

    Great time learning how to use this lens.

    April 15, 2013

  • Mary P

    Just what I needed after a long winter! Thanks, Mike, for another fun, informative Meetup.

    April 14, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Great workshop. Uploaded a few photos..

    April 13, 2013

  • Susan G.

    It was great! This is what I really enjoy ....and thanks to Mike I feel like I understand how to do this.

    April 13, 2013

  • Susan G.

    Hey Mike,
    I don't see my name as have me down right?

    March 18, 2013

    • Mike H.

      I added you to the list. Sorry just got side tracked.

      March 18, 2013

  • Sierra C.

    I was looking forward to this but i'll be out of town for the weekend.

    March 17, 2013

  • Eliot N.

    Would love to but out of town at meeting

    February 23, 2013

  • Mary P

    Man, you've got a lot of great classes, and I keep missing them due to a heavy workload...I would like to take this one, and I am wondering this very old lens (which has a macro setting at 105mm) would work okay on my digital for the class Please scroll down on the page for the specs and let me know!

    February 22, 2013

    • Mike H.

      As long as it works on your camera then Yes it should be fine. Macro is macro!! you just need to know that all the electronics work with you camera.

      February 22, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Macro Photography and all things SMALL

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled

Additional notes: Rain date April 14. If you can not make the 14th you will receive a $40.00 credit for a future meet up.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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