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Close-up and Macro photography (190228P)

Thursday 28 February 2019, 10:30 - 16:00 , Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire)

Close-up and Macro Photography

PPractical course  


ABILITY LEVEL – SUMMER: INTERMEDIATE

ABILITY LEVEL – WINTER: ADVANCED

CAMERA SUITABILITY: All Canon EOS cameras


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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.

We now run this course both in the winter and summertime.


WINTER SEASON

In the winter we visit Stratford-upon-Avon’s Butterfly Farm (view the gallery of images taken here) which has masses of colourful subjects in great surroundings. This indoor environment is perfect for demonstrating a variety of different macro techniques and equipment, including flash and extension tubes.


SUMMER SEASON

Then, during the summer months, we’ll head outside making the most of the beautiful plant life Britain has to offer. We're delighted to be able to extend this course to some stunningly beautiful RHS venues (RHS Harlow Carr in Yorkshire, RHS Wisley in Surrey and RHS Hyde Hall in Essex), as well as being able to revisit the stunning Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. This will give us ample subjects – in the shape of flowers, plants and leaves – to practise on.

This is an in-depth day and you’ll need a firm grasp on the basics to make the most of this course. Macro photography can be very rewarding and this hands-on course will teach you what you need to capture your subject in fascinating detail.

 

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 set them on your EOS model

 

YOU WILL NEED

At a minimum you'll need your EOS camera and a standard kit lens (e.g. 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 15-45mm). Optional: If you have a longer telephoto lens (up to 200mm or 300mm) or a macro lens then these will also be useful but not essential.

We will also explain the use of extenders/teleconverters or extension tubes as well as flash guns within close up and macro work so please bring these along if you own them. 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.


SUITABLE FOR
Intermediate level and above; all Canon EOS camera models.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

– Pre-course video tutorial
– Hands-on tuition


GROUP SIZE
The maximum on this practical course is 6 photographers, meaning you get plenty of opportunities to have your questions answered and the tuition tailored to your camera.


Entry fees and refreshments are not included – course price is for tuition only.

 

 

Cost of Event: £129.00
Maximum number on event: 6
Lecturer: Nina Bailey
 
 
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Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire)
Swan's Nest Lane
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7LS

Location Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire)
Swan's Nest Lane
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 7LS

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