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Macro photography Workshop

£60.00

“Whether you are a beginner or already have some knowledge of photography then this is for you. We found it to be informative with workshop notes provided on the day, fun and relaxed, but also professional. Mark and Magda work well together and help you get the most out of your equipment. I only had a Fuji finepix point and shoot, but even I came away with a couple of photos to be proud of. Really enjoyable.” Janet

“What a fantastic day with Mark and Magda, Excellent tutorial and very easy to understand, Mark and Magda make you feel very welcome and relaxed, Will definitely go again”

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Description

Macro Field Trip & Tutorial
Meeting: Plymbridge carpark –  Map
Saturday 1/4/2017

10am – 4pm £60

What you will learn:
This relaxed workshop will take you on a 6-hour tour through all the creative and technical aspects you need to take fabulous macro photos.
We will walk in the woods and stop to discus the points below and practice the different techniques. Breaking for a picnic lunch.
You will learn simple and inexpensive tricks to make the most out of any camera you own, including your phone!
The skills here will be transferable across a wide range of gear, we will not have time to teach you about your particular camera’s settings.
You will take away a camera card full of images from your day and we will provide a crib-sheet to help you practice on your own.
Later, more advanced workshops will go into more technical detail and deal with processing and printing.

 

Please bring some picnic lunch

Subjects covered in this workshop:

 

Macro equipment.
  • Extension tubes
  • Reversed lenses
  • Filters & adapters
  • Macro lenses – 1:1 and 1:2
  • Magnification – what does macro mean?
 
Lighting
  • Sunlight and cloud
  • on-board flash
  • External flash
  • Continuous lights (light bulbs)
  • Tents and diffusers
  • Contre jour lighting
  • Reflectors
  • Sunny 16
Camera and flash settings
  • AV – aperture priority and f-stops
  • Shutter speed
  • Manual override
  • Flash
Composition
  • Drama
  • Colour
  • Patterns
  • Texture
  • Depth of field
  • Lines
  • Your position
  • Compositional ‘rules’ and tricks

Age groups

14 +
We are fully certified and children’s courses can be arranged on request.
 
What you will need:
A packed lunch and walking gear
A plastic bag or foam to kneel on
Minimum equipment: A bridge camera with macro setting
Ideal equipment: A DSLR (interchangeable lens camera) with a macro lens or tubes.
Any equipment you want to try out or learn to use – old lenses, extension tubes, flashes (please ring us to discus if we can accommodate anything more ambitious!).
Got an old wide-angle lens? bring it along, we’ll show you how to turn it into a powerful macro lens.
Some picnic lunch.
What about the weather?
We are somewhat dependent on the weather, mainly becuse of the euipment.
Cloud and light rain can be beneficial for macro, but heavy rain may stop play, or force us to run the workshop inside.
If we are lucky with the sun, we may decide on the day to stay-on after 4pm and capitalise on this.
Your tutor
Mark Dunk is a professional photographer and former Art College lecturer with over 25 years of Photoshop experience.
Mark has a passion for the outdoors and particularly – tiny stuff!
Our courses are fully insured and certified.

Additional information

Date

1/4/2017 (10am-4pm)