Visual Arts Workshop

Macro Photography
August 20 and 21 | 10:00am–2:00pm
Tuition $150 | includes materials
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
This class requires proof of vaccination



Macro Photography

Course description:
Macro Photography is the art of capturing extreme close-up images of very small subjects. This course will open your mind and enable you to explore the beauty in the land of the tiny objects and animals that lie among the often unseen or unnoticed “universe” lying just beneath us at our feet! Using the Wonder Garden as our “Macro Laboratory” we will learn important photography skills that apply to the unique world of macro photography. After a short session to review photography basics, we will explore relevant topics including lens choices, controlling and sculpting with light, focus techniques along with composition concepts and color theory. After taking this course you will possess the skills to capture incredible images that will turn heads!

Course Outline:

The universe at our feet-the world of the unnoticed and unseen
Macro defined
Review of exposure basics
Equipment choices-lenses, extension tubes, tripods
Challenges with narrow depth of field
Technical basics
Controlling and sculpting light
Focus techniques when working close to subjects
Composition for macro photography
Photographing flowers
Specialty topic-water droplets and ultraviolet light

There will be 2 photo assignments for practice along with multiple classroom hands-on sessions.

Equipment: DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras are best, but any camera is acceptable for the course including crop sensor, compact, and even camera phones with macro capability can work.  A tripod is required.

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