Close up and Macro Photography

25 May 2016

10:00 - 16:30

Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons,
Chestnut Lane
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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RPS Member£71.00 
Non RPS Member£95.00 
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Close-up and Macro Photography Workshop

Close up and macro photography reveals a visual world that we often fail to notice. The detail of insects, flowers and even everyday objects presents the potential for creating beautiful images showing texture, pattern and colour. This is an exciting and challenging form of photography, but is accessible with even basic camera equipment.

This workshop will demonstrate the techniques and equipment required to produce high-quality close up and macro images. John will review a range of alternative approaches, and demonstrate how modern software can further improve the quality and scope of macro images.

Topics will include

  • What is macro photography (and what it isn’t)?
  • Cameras, equipment and lenses for close-up and macro
  • Successful subjects for macro and close up work
  • Options for lighting close-up subjects
  • Software options for macro images

John Humphrey is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He is an experienced speaker and currently presents RPS workshops on Macro Photography and Creative Art Photography. He also lectures on Photographic Composition and Advanced Photoshop Techniques. His work has been in many exhibitions including the International Print and Projected Image Exhibitions of the RPS and the London Salon Annual Exhibitions. His book ‘Close-up and Macro Photography, Art and Techniques’ is available from the Crowood Press.

A selection of John’s work can be found on his website

What to bring
Delegates can bring any equipment they use for close-up photography such as macro lens, tripod, and flash, and try out the techniques that John demonstrates. However, this is not essential and additional equipment will be provided at the venue.

Lunch is provided

The workshop will take place at Amersham Studios. Please visit the studio website for further directions and map.

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons,
Chestnut Lane,

Tel +44 (78) 25621916

Parking: There is parking outside the studio

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ)