Sunday, 28 February 2010

Macro Photography Workshop



My thanks to everyone who attended the Park Cameras close-up and macro photography workshop yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my experience with everyone. Please don't forget if you attended the workshop to upload your best images to the UK Photo Walks Flickr group at:


We shared some stunning images at the end of the day and it would be good to share them with future potential workshop participants.

Blueberries
Off camera flash - Canon EOS 1DS, 100 mm f2.8 macro

For anyone who hasn't heard about these workshops, we cover a wide range of indoor close-up and macro photography techniques, including macro lenses, close-up lenses, extension tubes with focus rails and a variety of lighting and control techniques including window light, continuous daylight and tungsten light sources, ring flash and off-camera TTL flash using hotshoe Speedlites, choice of backgrounds and special macro shooting tables.

Do bear in mind that it's advisable for anyone attending these workshops to be familiar with the operation of their camera and have an understanding of basic ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings; we'll do what we can to help during the day, but these workshops are not intended to be a grounding in basic photographic technique.

When attending these macro photography workshops, you'll need a DSLR camera, sturdy tripod, macro lens (not a zoom lens with a macro setting) and a remote release.

Rip saw blade
Multiblitz 200 monbloc flash head, modelling light only with frontal reflector for detail in blade

Macro photography will open up a whole new world of photographic opportunity. Once the basics are mastered you can see and enlarge detail in objects, plants, insects, or just about anything, not normally seen by the unaided human eye.

For more information on these macro and other workshops visit either www.ukphotowalks.com or www.parkcameras.com.



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