Content: This full day workshop assumes familiarity with your camera and its’ controls but no prior experience of close up or macro photography. We will start by revising some basic concepts such as:
• Controlling Aperture and Depth of Field
• Auto v Manual focusing
• Metering and Exposure
• Selecting and framing an image
We will then look at the pros and cons of the equipment that can be used for close up photography, from basic close up filters through to dedicated macro lenses; not forgetting tripod choice. Finally there will be an introduction to photographing butterflies in the wild and indoors.
We will use the surroundings both in Williamson Park and the Butterfly House to put the morning’s learning into practice. There will be opportunities for those who don’t own a macro lens to view subjects at close quarters.
We will close the day with an optional review of images you have taken during the day using a laptop and digital projector. You will also have the opportunity to print out your best image of the day.
You will be provided with a work book containing a copy of the slides used with space for notes.
What to Bring: Whilst the day will concentrate on close up and macro techniques, a macro lens is not essential to benefit from the tuition.
Your camera (most suited to an SLR although bridge type cameras or advanced compact cameras may be suitable), lenses, spare battery and memory card a tripod or monopod will be very handy if you have one, outdoor clothing and a pen if you want to take notes.