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Macro Workshop & Botanical Garden

Macro Photography Workshop:

Workshop fee includes instruction and admission to the botanical garden.

We will meet in the parking lot of the botanical garden.

12 pm - 2 pm We will discuss some macro techniques and practice them in the rose garden.

2-4 We will shoot till they close at 4 pm.


In order to take this workshop you must have at least one of the following:

Macro Lens

A zoom lens that says Macro on it.

Extension tubes

Close up diopter like the Canon 500D (this is what i use on the Canon[masked] mm f/2.8)

Lens reversing ring

Here is a link to the top 20 macro accessories you may want:



Tripod (very helpful)

Speedlight with a way to trigger it off camera like a build in infrared system or the Yougnuo RF-603




• What is Macro?

• Choosing a subject

• Choosing the right camera support (the tripod) and head

• What is working distance?

• How to focus

• Adjusting ambient light

• Adding artificial light

• Controlling the Depth of Field

• Choosing a Background


There must be at least 2 people registered for this workshop to run.

If there is rain in the forecast for Sunday we may switch it to the day before (Sat.) or postpone to a later date.  Or maybe we could move the start time to 11 am and do the workshop in the green house.

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  • Kathy S.

    It was excellent!! I really learned a lot from Gary. I love they way he delivers the instructions. The class was extremely informative and Gary was right there to answer any questions you had. This was my second workshop with Gary and looking forward to the next one.

    1 · October 7, 2014

  • Gary

    Please see the changes to the schedule. Also it may be helpful if you send me your cell phone number to make it easier to meet up. You can send it to [masked] and my number is[masked]

    October 1, 2014

  • jeanne

    sounds good to me....thanks

    September 30, 2014

  • Gary

    I was thinking we should change the start time to 11 or 12 am when the botanical garden opens. I had picked the rose garden because I thought the greenhouse might be cramped for class. However, I checked it out Sat. and It's big enough for class and shooting. How does that sound to you?

    September 29, 2014

  • Gary

    There is also a photo contest you can enter from Roger Williams Botanical Garden. They will have prizes and a guest speaker, which I believe is Richard Benjamin.

    September 16, 2014

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