Honored to be listed here as an influential blogger next to some of these legends of photography.

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YOU made it happen and we are sincerely grateful. Thank You!

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Win Helicon Focus Software

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Win Helicon Focus Software.  Three Chances to be a Winner
Focus Stacking Program

1st Place – Helicon Focus Premium unlimited – Value $240
2nd Place – Helicon Focus Pro unlimited – Value $200
3rd Place – Helicon Focus Lite unlimited – Value $115

To learn more about these three programs click here

 Watch my video on how focus stacking works click here

Guess what this is and you will be entered into the drawing to win.

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One guess per entry

Send your guess to:  macrogeekmike@yahoo.com

Winners announced  August 13th, 2014

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Macro Workshops

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

2014 Fall dates for Macro Boot Camps. Cost is still $199 for the boot camps.
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 – (SOLD OUT) 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, macrogeekmike@yahoo.com

For more info and sign ups, go to, http://www.macrostoreonline.com

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If you are new to macro photography and having a hard time deciding which f/stop to use when shooting a subject, just shoot a wide range from the smallest f/stop number to the highest f/stop number, and than decide what worked out the best when you get home. The smallest numbers will give you the least amount in focus and the highest number will give you the most in focus.

Here is the first shot using the smallest f/stop with my Tamron 90 at f/2.8.

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Next I used f/8. Adds a little more in focus.

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Next I used f/11. Adds a little more in focus.

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Next I used f/22. Adds a little more in focus.

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Next I used f/32, for the most depth of field and the most in focus.

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You can decide what you like best as far as how much of the subject is in focus when you get home and on the computer. Pixels are free to shoot, so why limit yourself to one f/stop, when you can give yourself more options if you’re not sure which f/stop is the best choice for the look you are after.

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Me at the FCCC Conference

Posted: July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Mark your calendars! I will be speaking at the 2015 Florida Camera Club Council Conference. The conference will be held from March 6th through March 8th, 2015 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida. I hope to see you there.
In addition to myself, many other well-known top photographers will be presenting and leading workshops throughout the weekend. The keynote speaker will be George Lepp, and popular vendors will be on hand to present their products as well.
To keep up with all new announcements and information, be sure and visit the following link often as we approach the conference date: http://www.f3c.org/f3c-2015-annual-convention/
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Website, Workshops and E-Books

Macro Mentoring Course Online Click Here

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The Sales Pitch

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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A camera store salesman was telling me about his frustration since photography online forums were created. Customers come into the store looking for a camera and lenses and ask for his advice. He would go through his sales pitch and once he was finished the customer would start in with, well this guy on this forum said this, and another guy on this forum said this and on and on. Every sale was a battle with the customer on who was right, the salesman or the people online.

So he came up with this line. When a customer comes in and starts with the what everybody online was saying and paying no attention to what he says, he tells them to find a photographer that they look up to and admire the look of their images, find out what kind of equipment they use and buy that.

If you use the same equipment as the photographer you admire, than your images will look just like theirs, Right?

 

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Website, Workshops and E-Books

Macro Mentoring Course Online Click Here

You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com

To save 15% on Topaz products click here