Hands-on Creative Macro Photography
Instructor: Charles Needle
Day: Sunday, November 3
Cost: $85 (includes a $10 materials fee)
Join award-winning California-based photographer, Charles Needle, in this special one-day hands-on workshop where you’ll learn new creative techniques to craft unusual, striking images and take your close-up photography to the next level.
The workshop will begin with an overview of various macro techniques, followed by shooting demos and plenty of time to photograph in an indoor “studio” with various set-ups involving colored, iridescent and clear textured glass, mylar, glass objects, shells, etc. There will also be colorful backgrounds, fresh-cut flowers, silk flowers, and plenty of other objects to shoot. You’ll feel like a kid in a macro candy store! Topics covered will include: selective-focus macro, “shooting through” with a telephoto lens, close-up lenses/diopters, macro with specialty lenses such as Lensbaby and Taleidoscope lenses, and wide-angle macro.
The workshop runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm, with a one hour break for lunch.
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art flower and garden photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. He has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills, Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush, and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques. An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 15 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com