Macro and Closeup Practice Session Indoors

This will be set up as a practice session to practice macro photography (or closeup photography).  We'll just be helping each other learn how to use our lenses and set up the shots - play with the lights etc.  Even if you don't have a macro lens but are interested in learning about macro photography then sign up and come learn by watching what everyone is doing. 

Depending on how many people come, I will set up stations so that everyone can be taking photos when they want or watching someone else - Lisa will spend a few minutes explaining the stations that are set up and then we will start experimenting.

If you are using a point and shoot you can definitely do macro - read the last website at the bottom of the page for some hints.  but come and join us -

This will be an interactive session so please bring:

some items to use as subjects (nails, coins, buttons, kitchen stuff, , a plant with an interesting leaf pattern, keys, flowers, sea shells etc. Be creative in what you bring.  We'll share items just have fun practicing.)  I'll be bringing a few items as well. 

macro lens or an tube - your camera probably also has automatic settings for macro (the little flower symbol - check your manual on how to set it)

tripod - very hard to take macros without a tripod - I have 1 extra tripod that I will bring but see if you can borrow one if you don't have one

small flashlight - really fun to light up sections of your subject (esp flowers)

If you have any of the following please let Lisa know that you will be bringing them:

extra tripod


desk lamp (I have some lights but we will need extras especially if it's a cloudy day)

If anyone can arrive early to help me set up - send me an email - I will need some help.

It's always a good idea to study up a bit before coming to a session like this -

GOOGLE:  Macro Photography Basics and read up on depth of field, how to use your macro lens or your extension tubes etc. If you don't know what an extension tube is they are relativelly inexpensive and can turn any of your lenses into a macro lens.  Here are a couple of websites to get you started on your research.




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  • Gitta H.

    It was great and informative.

    January 26, 2013

  • Renee B.

    Thanks for offering this macro session! It was great!

    January 22, 2013

    • Sidney P.

      Hay Renee, I was hoping to make this one but I had a doctors appt. I have a UV setup that I made from an 8mm movie table and it's great for doing "MACROS" in either UV or flash. Next time, promise.

      January 22, 2013

  • Sidney P.

    Sorry had another engagement

    January 22, 2013

  • Lisa L.

    Even if you don't have a macro lens your camera should have an automatic setting for macro (little flower is the icon) - that will work too - but coming and just watching is also fine - there will be at least 2 tripods that people can borrow

    January 19, 2013

  • Gitta H.

    Hi, Lisa! I might bring my tripot, if I can find it. I might just watch, since I don't have a macro lens. It shoud be interesting. See you tomorrow.

    January 18, 2013

  • Sidney P.

    Monday at 9:30 maybe difficult to make but I'll try.
    Could we repeat this at night?

    January 18, 2013

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