Beginners' Guide to Close-up and Macro Photography

By Wildwood Park (other events)

Saturday, November 3 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Many photographers today want to know how to take macro pictures, thanks to a growing number of beautiful online images of small plants, animals, abstracts, and insects. Macro photography is not always easy, especially for beginners, but it is one of the most rewarding genres of photography. Do you NEED to have a macro lens? Maybe not. We'll cover other cheaper options that you can experiment with before investing in a macro lens. We’ll take a look at how you can get going in close-up photography. With the right skills and equipment, you will be able to capture amazing images even in your own backyard or on your tabletop. If you have ever wanted to get "up close and personal" to your photography subject, macro photography might just be for you. This workshop gives you an insight into close-up and macro photography. Register here.

Topics covered in this workshop:

-What constitutes a "true macro" photo vs. a "close-up" photo

-What "magnification ratio" and "reproduction ratio" are

-Why some "macro" lenses aren't actually macro lenses

-Pick the right camera and lens     

-What affordable gear will make any of your lenses focus close-up

-Close-up supplementary lenses

-Essential tools for close-up and macro photography

-Recommended macro lenses for Canon, Nikon, and Sony

-3rd party lenses

-Skills needed for close-up photography

What to bring: Notebook and pen for note taking.

Registration required: No walk-ins or same day registration. | Youth 16 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration deadline: October 31

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110