FREE Photography Class: The World of Macro — Complete Guide to Macro Photography

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O'Keefe's Family Restaurant

1219 South Fort Harrison Avenue · Clearwater, FL

How to find us

We are in the room to your left when you get to the hostess stand.

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Today's FREE Class is the Complete Guide to Macro Photography. This class is suitable for all cameras and skill levels!

Jeff has been photographing the close-up world of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and spiders for over 35 years. Today he will share the techniques, equipment and passion that has fueled him on his exploration of the world of tiny subjects.

Topics covered in today's classes include;

• What is Macro Photography?

• What Lenses Can I Use for Macro Photography?

• How to Use Extension Tubes

• How to Use Close-Up Filters/Diopters

• How to Calculate Magnification

• How to Use Flash with Macro Photography

• What Equipment/Accessories Do I Need for Macro Photography?

The class is a formal structure and Jeff will be using both a Keynote (PowerPoint) Presentation and a White Board to explain the basics of Panoramic Photography. The digital projector, projects onto a 12ft screen and everyone has a great seat in the intimate setting at O'Keefe's Cedar room.

The entire class is recorded, with audio, and will be available to download or stream for FREE to FCCP Supporter Members and those that attend the class in person. Not a FCCP Supporter Member? It's easy to become a supporter and very affordable. Please follow this link to learn more about becoming a FCCP Supporter Member.

Students will also be provided with a link to download all the slides used in the Keynote in PDF format. This will simplify note taking for some students.

Late comers are always welcome and stay as long as your schedule permits. Please don't feel obligated to stay the whole two hours. We know your Saturday hours are valuable.

A food or beverage purchase is not required. Please consider purchasing a beverage. They serve coffee, tea, Coke products and various juices. They are providing table service and will have a large room to cleanup after we leave.

Do You Want to Continue the Learning After the Class and Get All Your Questions Answered?

Join fellow students and FCCP photographers for an enjoyable lunch at O'Keefe's Family Restaurant. O'Keefe's is where many of the locals gather. It’s definelty a local’s place and the prices reflect it. No purchase is required to join the discussion at O'Keefe's following our Beginning Macro Photography Class.

What FCCP Members are saying about our FREE classes.

Jeff explains Lightroom patiently, in a logical sequence, and with strict clarity. He continually checks for understanding, and dignifies all questions. His sense of humor puts everyone at ease . . . . . . Cade

Great group of people, great teacher & a comfortable, quiet meeting site! . . . Jane

I have had good instructors in the past, but Jeff Donald is by far the best. He speaks clearly and loudly, he knows his subject, he knows what is important to cover, he stays on task, he repeatedly asks for questions, he is friendly, he has a sense of humor, and he is everyone’s idea of a leader. . . . . . John

Late comers are always welcome and stay as long as your schedule permits. Please don't feel obligated to stay the whole two hours. We know your Saturday hours are valuable.

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