Macro Photo Contest

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
Flower Photo Contest

Hey all you flower loving photographers, now’s the time to enter a free contest and have a chance to win a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, model F004, value $749.

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The prizes don’t stop there, you will also have a chance to win a

Think Tank Photo Bag  (Retrospective 40 in Blue, value $219)

Vanguard Tripod (Altra Pro 263 AT, value $149)

Hunt’s Photo (Two winners get $50 gift cards)

One Macro Boot Camp Entrance of your choice (Value $199)

Rules are simple

Must be of  a flower(s) only, and in the style of macro/close-up photography.

No limits on how you choose to process your image.

Send in your best three images.

Let me know where you are from, city, country.

Resize images to 600 pixels on the longest side.

Contest runs now through May 5th, winners announced on May 7th.

Send images to


Good Luck
Let the games begin

Funny Photography Jokes

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Good for a laugh photography jokes.

Fall Macro Workshops

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

2014 Fall dates for Macro Boot Camps. Cost is still $199 for the boot camps. More to come.

MBC – Wingate Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, Sept 19,20,21, Cost $199
MBC – Double Tree Hotel, Overland Park, near Kansas City, Sept. 26,27,28
MBC – Holiday Inn, Martinsville (near Indianapolis) IN. October 3,4,5, Cost $199
MBC – Hampton Inn, Minnetonka, Minnesota, October 10,11,12, Cost $199
Old Car City Workshop – White, Georgia, October 16,17,18 Cost $449
Macro Photo Conference – (SOLD OUT) Massachusetts Oct 25,26, Cost $199
MBC – Buffalo Niagara Marriott, Amherst, NY, October 31st, November 1,2, 2014 Cost $199
MBC – (SOLD OUT) Marriott, Cranbury/South Brunswick, New Jersey, Nov. 7,8,9 Cost $199
MBC – Wyndham Hotel, Glen Mills, PA (west of Philly) Nov 21,22,23, Cost $199

For sold out workshops add your name to waitlist, send me an email,

For more info and sign ups, go to,

Spring Reflections

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Daily Macro View


Before the leaves pop out and the trees are still bare, I search out the edges of ponds looking for abstract reflections from the trees. If the water is calm, you would see the trees and branches clearly reflecting in the pond, but with a little slight movement in the water from the wind, the water creates this distorted effect of the trees reflection. When shooting these images, I set my aperture to f/22 to maximize the focus of the whole image. If you need a little more speed to stop the action, you can raise your digital camera’s ISO. This was shot on an overcast day so the water has a milky look. If shooting on a clear day the sky would reflect a blue in the water.


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Macro Contest Coming Soon

Posted: April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
I will be running a macro contest for the flower photographers.
First place will be a Tamron Macro Lens, and other prizes to be won.
Watch for updates over the next couple days.
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