2011 Macro Boot Camp – Quality Inn, Carlsbad, California (north of San Diego) February 4,5,6. Laurie Shupp from Nik Software will be there to demonstrate the Nik Software programs.
2011 Macro Boot Camp – Outdoor Photo Gear presents this workshop at the Wingate Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, March 4,5,6
2011 Macro Boot Camp – Courtyard Marriot, Farmington Hills, Mich. (southeast Michigan)March 11,12,13
2011 Macro Boot Camp – New England’s largest photo retailer “Hunt’s Photo” presents this workshop at the Courtyard Marriot, Woburn, MA (near Boston) March 25, 26, 27.
2011 Macro Boot Camp – Hampton Inn, Skokie, Illinois, (near Chicago) April 1,2,3
2011 Macro Boot Camp – Courtyard Marriot, Farmington Hills, Mich. (southeast Michigan) April 29,30,May1
2011 Macro Boot Camp – Quality Inn, Hamburg, New York, (near Buffalo) May 13,14,15
Presented by Mike Moats, an award-winning, published nature photographer specializing in macro photography.
Tamron – Lensbaby – Nik Software – Hunt’s Photo – Think Tank Photo – Helicon Focus – PhotoFlex – Outdoor Photo Gear – Outdoor Photographer Magazine
This will be an in depth unique three days of learning, fun, and entertainment. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature.
Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10th 9:00am – 2:00pm
Mike will cover cameras,lenses,tripods,heads and special macro accessories. How to create artistic images using a Lensbaby. Focus Stacking images with Helicon Focus. See how to build a collapsible enclosed plexiglas wind box for shooting flowers. Shooting high magnification with a focusing rail. How to control lighting with diffusers, reflectors, and a plamp. Most new to macro photographers struggle with depth of field, but Mike will make this easy to understand.
Learn the rules of composition for composing and framing your subjects. Mike will show you how to choose the perfect flower out of a grouping. With all the chaos in nature you will learn how to define the interesting subjects from the clutter. Choosing the right shooting angles for the proper background that compliments the main subject. Creating artistic compositions with flowers. How to create art combing subjects in nature.
Learn Mike’s techniques for processing images with photoshop and Nik software programs
Bring your camera, lens, tripod, because Mike will have subjects set up for you to shoot.
Lensbaby will be providing lens for you to try out.
You will have a chance to win door prizes from our sponsors.
Sales on many of the products you see at the workshop will be offered by Hunt’s Photo and Outdoor Photo Gear.
For more information call Mike at (586)770-3992.
Register online at, www.MikeMoatsBooks.com
A FEW MACRO BOOT CAMP TESTIMONIALS
Vince N. says,
Hey Mike! Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Macro Boot Camp in MI last month! As a professional photographer, I’ve attended many workshops and seminars over the past 5 years, and your workshop is right at the top of the list! Very informative, organized and professional, and straight to the point. I had a great time learning many new techniques for macro photography. Thanks again! – Vince
Just got back from the Macro Boot Camp in East Lansing. In a word Awesome!
Thanks Mike, I learned alot and the information was presented in an excellent and easy to follow manner. I will recommend this workshop!
Thanks for the great class this weekend. You explained things so that they were easy to understand, kept the class moving, kept it light and very enjoyable and a great learning experience. You did a great job!!! I will recommend your weekend seminar to everyone I know.
I just got home from the boot camp and wanted to thank you for such an excellent weekend. As a public school teacher for 33 years I was subjected to hundreds of hours of in-services and workshop and I would definitely give your boot camp an “A”, it was very well done.
Mike – GREAT course, a lot of fun. You are incredibly down-to-earth and approachable compared to pretty much all the master photographers I’ve met. That was great to see. Everyone I talked to down there felt really comfortable and had a good time, so bravo for that. You really put a nice personal touch on your course.
Thank you again for a wonderful weekend at the Macro Boot Camp. What a great opportunity to learn from you, learn more about photography and get to know you a little bit. You are doing a great service for people. . . . keep up the great work!
I am kind of sorry that the course is over but I learned so much, more than I expected. Everything was so well explained and very easy to understand and your illustrations are so helpful.
Wanted to let you know I really enjoyed the Macro Boot camp! I learned a lot a great techniques, tips and information.
Shirley J. M.
Thank you for a wonderful workshop. It was extremely helpful, informative and easy to follow. I don’t think I felt out of my league at all.
I Had a ton of fun at the Macro Boot Camp. Can’t wait to try all the fun stuff here at home.
It was truly a fantastic workshop! I learned a ton of great stuff. Thanks, Mike, it was a wonderful time.
We enjoyed your Macro Boot Camp workshop this past weekend and I’m sure our macro photos will improve when we apply some of what we learned. It was interesting to see how important “imagination” is in your work