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Macro photography (180201P)

Thursday 01 February 2018, 10:30 - 16:00 , Stratford-upon-Avon

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Get up close and personal with your subject and learn what is involved when shooting at both close-up and macro magnifications. We explain the techniques required and the differences between the two areas of photography, including the equipment you need.

For this course we visit either Stratford upon Avon’s Butterfly Farm (view the gallery of images taken here) or Chester Zoo, both of which have masses of colourful subjects in great surroundings. These indoor environments are perfect for demonstrating a variety of different macro techniques and equipment, including flash and extension tubes.

Learn about:
– The differences between close-up and macro
– Why it can be difficult to get the desired macro results
– How to use extension tubes
– Manipulating depth-of-field
– How lighting will affect your close-up results
– Setting up and using flash effectively to enhance your images
– Flash and lens options for macro photography
– Equipment needed for macro work
– The camera settings you need and how to select them on your EOS

You will need:
Bring your camera and standard kit lens, plus a telephoto lens that goes up to at least 300mm (longer if you have it). A macro lens will also be useful if you have one, though it is not essential. If you have extenders/teleconverters or extension tubes then bring them as they will be useful. Please bring any flashguns that you own as we will be showing you how to use flash to light macro subjects. If you do not have an external flash, but your camera has a built-in flash, we can also show you how to make use of it.

Course cost is for tuition only. Entry fees and refreshments not included in price.



Cost of Event: £119.00
Maximum number on event: 6
Lecturer: Nina Bailey
Spaces left for this event: 3
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Location Stratford-upon-Avon
Swan's Nest Lane
CV37 7LS

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