Have you thought about photographing flowers and other subjects up close but didn’t have a closeup or macro lens and also didn’t know how to begin? Well worry no longer. On Saturday April 23 at the Garden City, Corner Bakery in Cranston the Photographers’ Connection holds their Macro workshop from 9am to 3pm with a review on May 7th.
At the workshop we’ll discuss the in and outs of shooting up close. Learn what equipment works best, how to work with lighting in different conditions and the exposure setting the produce the optimum results. We’ll tell you where to look and find the best subjects, both outdoors and indoors, and the best way to photograph them.
You will learn how to make and use a “Wind Box”, make your own light box, light reflectors, backgrounds and much more. See a simple setup to use at home for photographing small subjects that’s easy to build.
The main part of the workshop will be the opportunity to do your own close shooting, from a large variety of subjects. Some of the subjects include; keys, stamps, shells, coins, leaves, slinky, household items, buttons and much much more. You’ll be able to shoot subjects on a light box and within a light tent. While shooting Laura Paton and Don Rotteck will be assisting you in subject selection and composition.
Photographing the subjects is only the beginning. In our review session on May 7, you will learn about the many post processing options available to further enhance your images. We will use some of the images you shot at the workshop and show you how they are changed. We’ll use some programs from Nik software and also Topaz Labs.
Bring your tripod (we’ll have a few extras), camera with a charged battery and spare. Bring your macro lens IF you have one. If not your short or mid-range lens will do. Examples of some are 18-55, 18-135, 18-270 and 16-300, these lenses will work fine and give you much flexibility. There will also be a few Canon mount lenses to borrow if needed.
The date is getting close so sign up now. Space is limited. See you on May 23rd.