The great documentary photographer Elliott Erwitt once said, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Of all the different genres of photography I think this quotation is most applicable to Macro photography. Very often we overlook the smallest of object simply because we just don’t see them for what they really are. Macro photography gives us that 1:1 view, digital cameras and computers then enlarge the images into a more manageable viewing size so that we can begin to truly appreciate what we are looking at and in greater detail than the naked eye can see unaided.
As you may have guessed, Macro photography is my passion and is something that can be enjoyed by both amateurs and professionals alike. I have created a series of workshops aimed at looking at the world around us through a macro lens. The intention of each workshop is to encourage an alternative way of looking at existing and new subjects.
The Macro Taster Workshop is designed for photographers who would like to dip their toe in the world of macro photography before splashing out on expensive equipment that may never be used again. The aim of the workshop is to show that it’s not about the equipment or the lighting or the big flash studio and that anyone can achieve great results with the minimum of expense. It’s also about enjoying photography using the simplest of everyday household items as your subjects.
Extreme-Macro photography workshop looks at the same objects used in the Macro photography workshop but on a totally different level. Here, we will be using a true macro lens that has the option of up to 5 x magnifications; a great opportunity to see things really up close and personal.
Full details of each workshop can be found on the following pages.
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