Close Up/Macro Photography Workshop

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Price: $15.00

Five Rivers Environmental Center

56 Game Farm Rd · Delmar, NY

How to find us

Meet us by the main center, near the little pond

Location image of event venue



Photo taken with Nikon D200, 50mm, f28

Learn the fundamentals of close up/macro photography in this workshop. (Weather permitting).

You do not need to own a macro lens or telephoto for this workshop. Many lenses have the ability to focus close enough to get some nice detailed images of flowers and other small subjects. If you are not sure how close your lenses will focus, bring them all along, we'll discuss how to choose the best lens for the job.

If you own it, bring it! Lenses, tripod, flash, reflector, etc. If you don't have any of these don't worry, I'll have some to share.

What you'll learn in this workshop:

In this class we'll talk about the challenges you'll face with Macro Photography and the methods and tools that can be used to overcome those challenges...

Selecting the appropriate lens.

Compositional ideas for interesting macro photographs

Working with available light, using flash and light modifiers

Tripod use

Understanding Depth of Field as it affects Macro Photography

Focus Stacking(check out Helicon Focus (

SS & Mirror lockup - the mirror flapping up causes vibration. Did you know that it takes about 1/15th of a second for the vibration to travel down your telephoto lens and back? Mirror lockup will help prevent vibrations from causing inferior photos.

Extension Tubes - the poor man's macro lens. I will have extension tubes available for both nikon and canon to share.

This workshop will be limited to 10 members to provide adequate hands on assistance to each attendee. Please RSVP carefully. If you are unable to attend at the last minute, you still prevented someone from attending. Additional macro workshops can be scheduled if you are unable to attend, or feel free to inquire about a private session.

There is a $15 workshop fee pp. Paypal available to [masked] or you can pay in person by cash, check or credit card. Invoices available upon request. Thank You.

Hope to see you there!