Closeup Photography “Boot Camp” on Whidbey Island
Jack Graham, Instructor
March 31 – April 1, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Yes, Whidbey Island is known for its quaint town, picturesque ocean views and pristine beaches and beautiful landscapes. However, we’ll leave this all behind and explore the intimate world all around us and concentrate on close up photography. Some call it “macro” but I like to call it close up photography. Finding and learning to see the small world around is always an interesting and provocative experience. We will have two full days of learning to see and create top notch close up images. You will be surprised how many lenses can be used at high focal lengths to create great images. If you have a macro lens by all means bring it, but you can make great images with other lenses as well. Many of the techniques used are those we commonly rely on in landscape photography, however we’ll explore some new techniques and learn to see the small world around us just a bit differently.
We will cover the use of proper apertures, shutter speeds and lens choices to create interesting close up images. We will stress how to see these images that are all around us.
We will spend time in the field in locations from beaches to junk yards learning to see the intimate world right in front of us. We will also spend time in the classroom discussing techniques, tips and general theories concerning close-up photography. We’ll examine your results and discuss how processing your images can take your work to the next level.
Please join us for this 2 day journey into the intimate world of close up imagery.