Learn how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard and/or home studio. Award-winning fine art photographer and workshop leader, Charles Needle, will guide you through all the necessary steps to take your macro photography to the next level. He will cover more advanced topics, such as selective-focus macro, “shooting through” with a telephoto lens, close-up lenses/diopters, wide-angle macro, and macro with specialty lenses, such as the new Lensbaby Velvet lenses and a Taleidoscope lens. Charles will also discuss specific methods for shooting water droplets, reflections on iridescent glass, mylar, and abstract close-ups of everyday household objects.
Note: If you’d like to try many of the techniques and tabletop set-ups discussed in this program firsthand, register for Charles’ hands-on “Creative Macro Photography” workshop he’ll be offering on Sunday, November 3.
About Charles Needle
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.
In 2011, Charles 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). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest.
A popular New England Camera Club Council speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills(Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 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 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner seven years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographermagazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.
To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.