Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Macro Photography Workshop with Roman M. Kurywczak

Macro Photography Workshop with Roman M. Kurywczak
Indoor flowers and still life set ups to make stunning close up images
Sunday, Sept 9th in Stratford, CT Two sessions -- 9-12 and 1-4

This in-depth Q&A macro photography lecture will show you the technical tips and tricks needed to take your macro photography to the next level!  Many people are comfortable with creating shallow focus macro images but I will show you how to achieve consistently sharp images with maximum depth of field all in a single frame!!!  Topics covered will range from gear to specific settings for you to maximize your time spent out in the field. Overcoming distracting backgrounds will be discussed in depth with photographic examples showing you how easy they are to overcome.  The use of natural light will be covered but a heavy emphasis will be placed on using flash correctly in the field to properly balance the exposure and achieve dramatic results.  We will look at some frequently used tricks by the pros that you can easily apply in the field to quickly improve your macro skills.  Many of these tips and tricks are inexpensive and can be done using the gear you already own!  You can ask questions to ensure that you go home with a better understanding of all the topics covered in the program and create tack sharp macro images of your very own.

After the presentation, Roman will guide the participants through the 4 set-ups and show them how to use their own gear to get the most out of an image. Topics ranging from maximum depth of field to shallow focus, natural lighting as well as the use of multiple flashes and reflectors will be covered. Techniques to create artistic macro images will also be explored. Participants will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of common lighting issues as well as compositional ones and how to overcome them in the field.

This is a hands-on workshop so you need to bring your camera with fully charged battery, memory card, macro lens or similar close-up lens, flash if you have one, and a tripod. Roman will be working with the participants at the FOUR (groups of three participants will rotate through the setups) stations and helping with any technical, lighting, or compositional questions. Each of the two sessions is limited to 12 participants.

To sign up email Lisa Cuchara at photographer67@comcast.net and send her a check for $40. You are not confirmed until payment is received. No refunds unless this class is canceled or rescheduled. But you may contact someone on the wait list and make your own arrangements with them. 

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