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:
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.