Seven participants joined together in September at Mo Ranch for the three day macro photography workshop including in the macro lab (From left) Kelly Sile, Richard Bennett, Glenn Rudd, Gary Eastes, Diane Young, Tracy Curran and Dan Tonnison. Nikon D800, LAOWA 14mm F 4.0 Wide Angle Macro Lens.
The historic, 500 acre Mo Ranch at Hunt, Texas, was the site for a three-day intensive macro photography workshop geared to shooting in a macro studio/lab and in field settings. The workshop was located in a beautiful setting on the North Fork of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and centered in diverse habitats including aquatic, riparian areas, grasslands, oak-juniper woodlands, and limestone hills.
Award-winning naturalist and photographer Brian Loflin led the macro workshop packed with over 20 hours of hands-on instruction and guided shooting where participants grew in their photographic abilities with new found skills, techniques and proficiency.
The intermediate/advanced level workshop featured hands-on learning and demonstrations with native flora and fauna of the area and covered many subjects including:
• Equipment for getting close
• Perfecting Exposure
• Tools to make macro work easier
• Grip and support equipment
• Backgrounds • Wide Angle Close-Ups
• Lighting with Flash • High Speed Flash
• Multiple Flash • High Key and White Box
• Tank Photos • Macro Panorama
• Focus Stacking / Extreme Depth of Field
• Extreme Macro • How big is it? (Mensuration)
Everyone worked hard through the workshop to capture stunning, highly detailed images of tiny subjects difficult to observe with the unaided eye. Everyone brought home images to brag about. Here are a few examples of that work:
Richard Bennett- Stick insect, above, and grass seed head (focus stacked), below.
Glenn Rudd, Red Ant, above and Mayfly, below.
Diane Young- Bark lice (Psocoptera) above and below.
Dan Tonisson- Cactus stem, above (focus stacked), and Sunflower, below.
The next Intensive Macro Photography Workshop is scheduled for
September 7-10, 2017.
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