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Macro Photography Workshop

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  • Loren's Office

    55 W. Main St., Somerville, NJ (map)

    40.568401 -74.613495

  • There’s an old saying in photography that if your pictures aren’t good enough you aren’t close enough. That is why I love macro photography!

    Since January is cold outside, we’ll come inside on Martin Luther King Day and make macro photos. I’ll start off showing you examples and talk about the tricks and methods I use to really get great close-up photos. We’ll talk about lighting, lenses and shooting angles. I’ll give you some things to try and warnings of what hasn’t worked for me. We’ll talk about equipment like the difference between 50mm, 100mm and 200mm macro lenses, extension tubes and how they work, macro focus rails and focus stacking.

    Then I’ll have five macro studios set up in my office, complete with lighting and fun things to shoot, to give you an opportunity to shoot your own photos from many different perspectives. After a short break for lunch, which is included, we’ll spend the last two hours looking at the photos you shot. It is always fun to observe how people see the same scenes differently. You’ll come away with many ideas to try on your own!

    Bring your camera, a macro lens or close focus filters and a tripod. If you don’t have a macro lens, I’ll have a Nikon and Canon macro lens you can use. I also highly recommend using a wired shutter release. If you have a polarizer for your macro, bring it too.

    Location: The workshop will be at Loren’s office in downtown Somerville, NJ, just two blocks from the NJ Transit train station. You’ll get full directions once you register.

    Jan. 16, 2017
    10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Price (Includes lunch)
    $99.00 if you register before Dec. 15
    $89.00 Previous clients and Premium Members

    Limit of 10 participants

    To register you must go to Clicking RSVP here does not get you registered. 

    Members of other Meetup groups will be in attendance.

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  • Niels K.

    How much of the class will be on technique vs. post processing? Since focus stacking was mentioned, know there has to be at least some of the later.

    3 days ago

  • Niels K.

    Which time is correct: 22:00-02:00? Or 10:00-14:00? E-mail said the former (why I RSVP'ed no), and this web page has both times. If the later time, might be interested.

    3 days ago

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    Longtime photo hobbyist, always seeking to learn and improve my skills. Favorite... more

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    Postprocessing­ minimalist: Goal is to improve technique, to get my pics correct out in the field... more

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