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Tabletop close-up photography

  • Mar 2, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Duck & Diane's House

Many subjects we encounter in photography benefit from getting in close and personal with the camera; flowers, insects, model toys, still life, and so much more. Knowing how to approach a subject for the best effect is key to good close up and macro shots.

PRICE: $20 at the door.

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to teach the basic principles of close up and macro photography. We'll go over lens choice, depth of field, lighting and more. Although we will be working in a controlled environment the techniques you learn can be used out in the field. Beside macro lenses I will also demonstrate how to use extension tubes and bellows. I will also go over how to shoot tethered to a laptop.

WHAT TO BRING:

Essential equipment: Definitely bring a lens that has macro capabilities. If not, bring your telephoto lens--or bring both. If you're not sure, bring them all, we'll sort it out. You will also need a tripod and shutter release cable or remote.

Bring it if you have it: A flash with either a wireless transmitter or off-camera sync cable, anything to get the flash off the camera's shoe mount, is essential. If you have a small portable soft box or small flash diffuser, bring that too. If you have a ring flash bring that too. If all else fails, a small battery powered LED flashlight can be used.

ATTENDANCE: I'm sure this goes without saying, but... These workshops have a very small limited seating. If for any reason you can not attend make sure you remove yourself from the RSVP so that others may take the vacant seat. No shows will be closely monitored in order to be fair to other members.

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  • Janusz

    Duck,
    I would like to attend your worksop but work Saturdays. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays would work for me the best.
    Thank you

    February 24, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      Don't let that stop you. Not having a tripod will not prevent you from learning. I'll lend you one.

      February 26, 2013

    • Janusz

      Thank you Duck I very much appreciate it.

      February 26, 2013

  • Ed D.

    Already attended.

    February 19, 2013

  • Erin

    I'd really like to take this workshop but I didn't get into the previous round and I couldn't make this one. Hopefully others are interested too and yet another round of this one can be held in the future.

    January 8, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      Considering how popular these workshops seem to be... I think I'll be doing another one.

      January 8, 2013

  • Ed D.

    Duck, I saw on some web site, a photographer took their flash and used a see through cheap plastic picture frame with I think a sheet of white paper in it for a small desk top diffuser. Another person used a fancy translucent shopping bag. Perhaps this could be an option for those that don't have a small portable soft box?

    January 7, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      The picture frame is actually a great idea. I might even have something like that at work. Thanks for the tip.

      January 7, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Sorry for the confusion, Christy. I'll schedule another one again soon.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for scheduling another one. I have a Tamron 90mm macro lens. Have to look into a cable release or remote.

    January 6, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      You can get inexpensive shutter release cables on eBay for about $6 (or less) I suggest getting a few since they are so cheap. I'm always misplacing mine.

      January 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will look on ebay..thnx!

      January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make the new date.

    January 6, 2013

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