The workshop concentrates on how to master pictures of flowers, landscapes , colour, patterns, details and ultimately, extreme close-ups.
Workshoppers will learn how to isolate subjects from the background, record accurate colour, manage depth of field, deal with camera shake, control shutter speed, plus, learn how to use tripods [properly], use fill-flash and, if you own one, use off-camera flash, to add modelling light to subjects.
Where: Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens,
How Much: $85 per person, payable on the dayWhen: Sat 6th April
Start/Finish: 10:30am - 4:00pm. Meet outside main entrance...
Reserve a place: e: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Generally, to get a close-up shot like this you'd need to use a dedicated Macro lens. |
If you don't have one of those (quite expensive) accessories, you could use an extension tube.
These are easy to use and are a (significantly) cheaper option to a real macro lens.
|No need for a Macro lens in this example, more likme a wide-angle lens. |
This protea is about the size of a small dinner plate!
|Learn how to isolate your subject from the background using the right camera angle, lens focal length and of course, aperture setting...|
|Beautiful foxglove snapped at f5.6 with a telephoto lens to push the background out of focus - thus isolating the subject from the background...|
|Colour is a perfect subject for all photo projects. |
In this shot it's all about green on green, a combination that's often overlooked by photographers who often chase the brightest, punchiest hues.
|A sight to behold. Even if you are not into gardening per se, this is a fantastic blue puya plant, with its hundreds of tiny blue flowers attracting a whole range of flying insects and native birds, is a magnificent (close-up) photo challenge.|
|Sometimes you get lucky. Finding a less obvious point of interest, such as this ladybug, works nicely as both a point of focus and spot colour...|