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Play with Macro Photography at South Coast Botanic Garden

Spring is here! From flowers to insects, let's get out and take a good, up-close look at nature. What a great opportunity to learn about and practice our macro skills and get out of manual mode. You don't have to have a macro lens either. There are many websites that offer instruction and ideas about how to accomplish this, and I encourage you to do a little research before the event. I will be doing this as well and will post helpful sites that I find. You don't have to be an expert, just be willing to experiment and have fun!

The South Coast Botanic Garden is a hidden gem that has a lot to offer including The Cactus Garden, The Mediterranean Garden, The Japanese Garden and Koi Pond and 3 Bears' House Children's Garden. Other specialty gardens include Volunteer Flower Garden, Rose Garden, Garden for the Senses, WaterWise Garden, Fuchsia Garden, and Dahlia Garden.

Regular admission is $9. Please visit their extensive website for full details.
http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone, I had a chance to stop by SouthCoast Botanical Gardens yesterday to snap a few shots using the reverse lens macro technique and wanted to share a few photos. Since I couldn't make it last weekend and I had bought new camera, I didn't want to miss this opportunity to become familiar with it. And, thanks Rachel for the head's up on the reverse mount adapter. I bought one and used it. It is a totally different world thru the viewfinder using this technique. Also, I didn't use a tripod like one of the links suggested to see how well I could steady my shots. Loved it! For the events that I cannot attend, I will still do the shoots that I can, when I can, and upload my stuff; like the up & coming eyebombing photo shoot. Looking forward to hanging with you ladies again as work & life permits. Have a good one! :)

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone, please share your photos as soon as you can. We are all eagerly awaiting them! :-)

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waiting to see the photos! Super excited to see what you captured. =)

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, I posted a bunch!

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm close. Be there in a few minutes.

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to get away from work. But will attempt this macro technique on my off day. Enjoy ladies!

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning, Ladies! Heading over to the gardens in just a few. Hope to see you all there soon! Please adjust your RSVP if your plans have changed, and drop me a line if you're running late. It's going to be a great day. :-)

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know about all of you, but I'm getting pretty excited about this event. I just ordered a reverse mount adapter from Amazon for around $10. It's supposed to give a fun effect of turning a regular lens into a macro. Can't wait to try it out!

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work on Sundays right now, but will try to take a 2-hour lunch to meetup with you ladies; will change my RSVP if I can't getaway! Don't wanna miss this, though! :-)

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This article just showed up in my inbox today. Check it out!http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-find-photograph-great-macro-subjects/

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is a site with some info about reversing your lens to get a macro effect. It also helps understand the basics and links to other helpful pages. Check it out.
    http://digital-photography-school.com/reverse-lens-macro-use-great-learning-tool

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We can have lunch at nearby Inka Wasi Peruvian restaurant afterwards!

    February 16, 2014

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