Explore the art of macro photography as you get up close and capture the details of small subjects–making them seem bigger than life!
Even ordinary items can take on a new look with this creative approach.
Bring a camera with a memory card and fully charged battery, along with any small items you’d like to photograph.
This class is a hands-on session. After covering the basics, we will set up and take macro photographs in class.
If you do not have a macro lens, a variety of lenses and adapters will be available–such that I should have a combination that fits your camera [but, given the wide range of cameras, this provision is not guaranteed]. If you have a macro lens, close-up lens, extension tube or other magnifying device, bring it to class.
Also, it would be a good idea to bring a tripod if you have one. I hope that you join me and your fellow students for this fun and instructive class.
Your Instructor: William Miller
In the spring of 2006 I decided to seriously take up digital photography after taking classes with Point Reyes landscape photographer, Marty Knapp. I photographed architecture, flowers, landscapes, people and cars, but found my passion was photographing birds. Since, I have traveled extensively in California photographing birds, many in location close to Sacramento. I have gotten to know my equipment, bird photo locations and the birds themselves. I have taken classes from Art Morris and others on post production, and studied extensively online to increase my awareness and understanding of the craft. I have conducted bird photography tours in the Central Valley and along the Central coast. I have had my photos published by the San Francisco Estuary Institute [SFEI} and have self-published children’s books on birds, including Bapa Looking; The ABC’s of Birds; and A Day on Staten Island.
While I am largely self-taught, I have learned much to share with beginners and advanced photographers alike that will help you become a better bird photographer.
Examples of my photography can be viewed at my “work-in-progress” website/blog at: ColeMillerPhotography.com