Macro Photography Courses in Okinawa
Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level
Macro Photography is, in itself and Art form. It allows the photographer to take a closer look at textures, shapes, structures and life forms. It comes as no surprise that this then is the favoured genre for product photographers, scientists and even forensic departments. It allows the visual inspection of minute detail, and it can help to record the truly wondrous spectacle and diversity of the wildlife, albeit miniature wildlife, in Okinawa.
This course has been devised as a fun way to help you take a closer look at the fun to be had with Macro Photography, how to get great results and progress your understanding of the photographic adventure. If interested please feel free to contact me for future course dates.
This course is designed for residents of Okinawa and spans across two days, a perfect way to spend a weekend! One beauty of Macro Photography is that it can be done inside as well as out, meaning that even if the weather isn't playing ball a macro photographer can look to turn their focus towards product photography as the techniques employed are pretty much identical. This course is not intended to be too technical in its approach but will briefly touch on some lens characteristics and of course deal with the aspect of lighting and how to master that for stunning results. Whilst I believe firmly in maximising practical hands on time these following points will provide the main areas of focus and teaching within the course duration.
- Understanding Macro Photography
- Macro Lenses
- Magnification Issues
- Lighting for Macro Photography
- Shooting Techniques
- Approaching Wildlife
- Tips and Tricks
- Focus Stacking
- Image Processing
Your Macro Photography Instructor
I have been shooting a mixture of macro photography and video for the past 18years. My underwater exploits in this realm have earned me a coveted 'Golden Palm' at the World Festival of Underwater Films, often considered the 'Oscars' of the underwater film industry. Held each year in the small Southern French town of Antibes Juan Les Pins, just a stones throw from the swanky hotels and Casino's of Nice, my 2008 film 'The Majesty of Muck' focused on the weirdly bizarre underwater macro organisms encountered in the shallow volcanic waters of the Lembeh Straits in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. My still imaging in this realm has been used to accompany editorials in a number of international wildlife magazines. I've also provided a number of manufacturers and retailers with product imaging for their wares as the techniques employed in both the shooting and editing of macro imaging lends itself perfectly to the option of product imaging.
"Macro Photography is, for me, something that offers me the chance to detach from the daily grind and immerse myself in the textures, forms and structures that simply go unnoticed. Whether as a result of their diminutive size or simply from being taken for granted the magic we often miss is generally found within arms length of our selves."
What Equipment Should You Bring With You?
Equipment Guidelines for Smooth Sailing
- ¥17,500Duration: Two Days
- Are You Ready For Some Fun?