Thursday, April 14, 2016

MACRO Boot Camp with Mike MoatsMay 7th & 8th, 2016

We're doing a MACRO workshop with Mike Moats the first weekend in May.

MACRO Boot Camp with Mike Moats
2 Days!
May 7th & 8th, 2016
Submerge yourself into the world of details and tiny wonders in our 2 day Macro Boot Camp with renown nature photographer, Mike Moats.

Mike's work has been published in books & magazines including Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper In The Woods, Michigan Game Finder, NANPA's Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, and Fujifilms Newsletter (Cable Release). He has won numerous local and international awards, and in 2006 was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team.

Mike has been traveling the country for a decade educating photographers on the nuances of macro photography. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about the close-up world. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom.
In this 2 day workshop, Mike will cover:
Cameras, Lenses, Tripods, Heads, Accessories
Controlling light with diffusers, reflectors, and LED lights.
Working with natural lighting.
Depth of Field
How to control depth of field with f/stops and special techniques.
Focus stacking with Helicon Focus.
Learn how to compose properly by finding character in nature and elements of design such as textures, contrast, lines, light, visual weight.
Learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds.
Two Subject Compositions.
What not to do when composing.
Finding Good Subject Matter
Learn when, where, and how to fine good subjects through out the four seasons.
How to shoot macro indoors.
Post Processing
Learn Mike's post processing techniques using Photoshop, Smart Photo Editor, Nik Software, and Topaz software programs

Also, a lighting workshop with Bob Harrington: