Photograph Insects in close up on this dedicated Macro Photography Workshop.
This Macro Photography Workshop is aimed at more experienced photographers who wish to capture high quality close up images of insects in their natural environment. We visit a wonderful wetland habitat, particularly rich in insects; afterwards we work with captured moths, again using natural settings. The group is kept to no more than 3 clients to give you plenty of specific tuition.
The start time is flexible depending on weather conditions. In warm, still conditions we start around 5.30am; on cooler days we will start mid-morning. Situated in a secluded area of ponds and meadow we will explore the reeds, plants and pond edges for a range of insects. Butterflies, damselfies and dragonflies will be high on our list; other subjects include the day-flying six-spot burnet moth, along with grasshoppers and various spiders. There will also be plenty of opportunity to photograph plants and flowers in close up detail using the early morning light. Photographic tuition will be given on close up techniques including appropriate exposure settings, light and background.
After taking a break for coffee we turn our attention to night-flying moths which will be provided for us from a moth trap put out the previous night. The moths are kept in the fridge to slow them down (it does not cause any harm) which makes them much easier to work with. By carefully placing them on selected plants and flower heads we will capture colourful and striking macro shots of a range of species. Moths commonly caught at this location include the lime, elephant and eyed hawk-moths; yellow underwing and white ermine. You will also have the option to use additional backgrounds to add extra colour if required.
These Insect and Macro Photography Courses in Yorkshire can also be booked on a One to One basis or purchased as a Gift Voucher.
You may also be interested in the Flowers & Macro Workshop
Cost: £100 per person
Dates 2018: Sunday 5th August (3 Places Available)
Saturday 11th August (3 Places Available)
Maximum number: 3
What’s included: tuition; access to captured moths; feedback on images
Equipment: Macro lens and/or extension tubes; wide angles and short telephotos may be useful; optional equipment includes reflectors, tripod/monopod; an angle finder is useful.
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