Macro Photography Class

Macro photography class example - Crayons up close

Macro photography class example – Crayons up close by Ian Cowles

Join a class of your peers for a many-faceted macro photography workshop that will immerse you into the world of macro photography.

We’ll spend the entire weekend together helping you learn about the aspects of macro photography necessary to produce compelling and well composed images.

We’ll discuss the equipment the pros use, technical skills necessary to produce captivating images, learning to find macro photography opportunities, developing a creative vision to separate your photos from the average, choosing the right digital darkroom tools and techniques for selling your images.

This intensive weekend course isn’t just about you listening to an instructor drone on and on, its about you getting an opportunity to try out some of the techniques discussed using your own digital camera with macro capabilities or a camera with a macro lens.  

Sandy will be with you every step of the way to help you come away with the best possible images.

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a close up macro photo of a match stick on fire

a close up photo of a match stick on fire

macro photography class example of mushrooms

Mushroom spores up close

Your Instructor for the Macro Photography Class

Your instructor will be Sandy Weatherall.
Sandy-Weatherall
Sandy Weatherall has worked in various areas of the photography industry since graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology over 25 years ago.

She enjoys photographing her favorite things in life such as pets and sports but her greatest passion is Food Photography.

You might recognize Sandy from your Digital Photography for Beginners class. She also teaches the Food Photography class, and the Photoshop for Lightroom Users class as well as this macro photography class here at our school.

Sandy has been published in food magazines and over 30 cookbooks. She also shoots restaurant menus, product labeling and marketing material for major food companies. Sandy’s Jinsei Photographics web site will let you learn more about her and her photography.

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • numerous opportunities to practice the different macro photography opportunities discussed
  • personalized instruction by professional photographer Paul Burwell
  • Macro Photography course book
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Delicious snacks during coffee breaks
  • Weekend classes include a full hot lunch on both days including soup, salad, choice of main course, side dishes and dessert
  • Small group size, limited to 9 participants

Prerequisites

a macro photo of an orange slice showing the detail

Orange slice with detail

a macro photo of a mushroom cap showing the detail

Look at the detail in the mushroom cap


macro photo of gummie bear candy

Gummie bears

Equipment Required

To get the most out of this macro photography class, you DO NOT require the latest and greatest digital SLR camera with a very expensive macro lens. However, there are a few pieces of equipment that you’ll require to help maximize your experience.

At a minimum, you’ll want to have

  • A digital camera manufactured in the last 5 years with macro photography capabilities
  • or a digital SLR camera with a macro photography lens
  • a tripod capable of supporting your camera and lens
  • a shutter release cable or wireless shutter release
  • Memory card(s) that can hold 200-300 images.

Some optional equipment to consider includes

  • an external flash unit
  • extension tubes
  • close-up adapter
An example of a commercial product shot in macro

An example of a commercial product shot in macro

Class Location

Cost

  • $300.00 Canadian Dollars (plus tax)
  • Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here

More Information

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For additional information, please contact us at:
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Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list