Introduction to Macro Photography Workshop
Photos from the last workshop
Macro Photography lets you get close to the familiar and present it in a new manner that people aren't used to seeing.
Macro Photography is an increasingly popular form of photography and with good reason. It is accessible and is a very broad genre of photography, offering something for just about any level of photographer from the seasoned pro to the novice beginner. If you have ever wanted to get "up close and personal" to your photography subject, macro photography might just be for you. The Intro to Macro Photography Workshop is held at our studio in San Jose, and is perfect for those who have a grasp of photography basics, and are ready to take their photography to a new level.
The Intro to Macro workshop is held in our off-site state-of-the-art studio located at 1631 N. 1st Street Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112.
Topics covered in this workshop:
This is a 3 hour workshop that includes in-studio setup allowing students to maximize their workshop experience.
We start with a brief presentation to introduce Macro photography concepts, camera settings, and compositional tips that students can use during the shoot.
Each student will have their own Macro Photography station set up with carefully chosen subject matter that will challenge the way you "see" subjects. During the shoot, students will learn how small changes in light and angles can drastically impact your images. You will also learn how to capture unique character and textures in your subjects. Finally, we stretch your imagination with the opportunity to do some abstract macro photography. Then the fun really begins when students have the chance to put everything together while taking photos of subject matter of their own choosing.
If you are ready for a new photographic challenge or just beginning your exploration, our Macro Photography workshop might just be what you are looking for.
Examples of photographs taken during our Macro Photography Workshops:
Equipment To Bring
Directions & Lunch
You may bring a sack lunch and snacks if you would like to, or you can bring money as there will be places you can purchase lunch.
What's Included/Not Included
What's Included in your workshop:
What's not included
Safety, Confidence, Being Prepared
Aperture Academy is a professional organization dedicated to safe, quality, positive experiences for our students, and responsible stewardship for the breathtaking locations and beautiful wildlife we enjoy at every workshop.
We work with the United States Department of Interior, the National Park Service, and the US Forestry Service to obtain all the proper permits to operate safely, conscientiously, and legally. We carry much more than the required minimum of insurance, and our skilled instructors are certified as Wilderness First Responders, in CPR, as well as in the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics program. And, have we mentioned that each is an accomplished, successful professional photographer?
Every "ApCad" member is dedicated to ensuring our students receive the best care and guidance possible, so each of them has the opportunity to get the most remarkable, enjoyable, and enriching photography experience available anywhere in the world.
What to Bring
:: What should I expect? ::
All workshops are designed to help you learn how to take better photographs and offer a complete immersion into digital landscape and/or wildlife photography. You will learn important photography techniques such as how to properly expose a composition, when to use a filter for best effect, and how to understand and adjust camera settings for optimum results.
:: Why only Digital? ::
Digital photography offers unique opportunities for in-field photography workshops. By reviewing captured images as soon as they happen, we can examine exposure, composition and histograms, and instantly learn what works--and what doesn't.
:: What should I bring? What is required? ::
:: What kind, and how much, equipment should I bring? ::
Bring it all if you can! You never know what you might see. On many workshops we focus on landscape photos, but you never know when wildlife might enter the scene and provide the perfect opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. It's always better to go into the field with too much gear, rather than miss an opportunity because of not enough equipment.
:: Is transportation provided? ::
Each student is responsible for their own transportation.
:: Can a non-photographer friend or spouse attend the workshop? ::
Non-photographer friends and or spouses are welcome to attend but will be liable for their transportation. For more information, please contact the Aperture Academy staff.
:: Does weather ever alter or cancel events? ::
Only if conditions pose a safety risk. Often, poor weather can make for dramatic photographic opportunities, so if rain is forecasted, pack a light jacket or rain poncho and bring something to keep your camera dry (a hotel shower cap is ideal).
:: What happens if I have to cancel? ::
Because of the limited number of workshops and availability of one-on-one instruction sessions, once we schedule a spot, it won't be available for anyone else, therefore we can not offer a refund unless the cancellation is 90 days before the workshop date. This policy is necessary to assure us that those who sign up are serious about the adventure and will not back out, ruining the opportunity for someone else.
:: Be prepared to take better photographs! ::
These workshops will help you develop skills, learn techniques and get to know your camera and equipment like never before. As a bonus, you will have a fun time and build friendships while learning to improve your photography technically. The result? You'll be capable of producing photographs as beautiful as any professional!
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