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I like To Have Fun Too

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

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I have lots of great subjects for photographers to shoot in my macro boot camps, and they have a great time composing the subjects in different artistic ways. So yesterday when I was setting up, I thought I would play a little myself. I have pocket watches that I have shot the gears in the backside many times, but never shoot the front side. So came up with a couple different ideas for backgrounds behind the watch. Shots these images with my Tamron 18-270 lens on the Nikon D7000.

I had some extra roses left after setting up the flowers for the workshop, so plucked the petals off a few roses and used them for the background for the watch.

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I set up this shot with some of my skeleton leaves and a black background.

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In this image I combined two slices of Nautilus shells and I didn’t like the large gap so filled the empty area with colored shells. Processed with the Bi-Colored User Define filter in Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro4.

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(WINTER/SPRING 2015)

Macro Boot Camps
Holiday Inn, Monroeville, near Pittsburgh,PA, Feb.6,7,8, Cost $199
Hiton, Ocala, Florida, Feb 27,28 March 1, Cost $199
Hampton Inn, Sterling Hts, near Detroit,MI, March 13,14,15, Cost $199
Hampton Inn, Brevard, near Asheville,NC, March 20,21,22, Cost $199
Comfort Inn, Middleburg Hts, near Cleveland,OH, April 17,18,19, Cost $199

MORE TO COME

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Popping Flower Tops

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Yesterday I was setting up the flowers for my Macro Boot Camp in the Nashville, and had lots of flowers left over, so just cut off the flower tops and piled them on top of each other.

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I just sent out the final email update for this weekends Macro Photo Conference to all the people who signed up.  If you didn’t get yours, let me know at macrogeekmike@yahoo.com.

 

I’m A Star Now

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

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I was shooting at Old Car City last Thursday and a reporter and photographer from the local Daily Tribune News was there to interview the owner Dean Lewis about Old Car City.  So I was in the right place at the right time, so I’m a star now, and if you would like my autograph, let me know. lol :) http://www.daily-tribune.com/view/full_story/25975076/article-Rusted–not-busted–Bartow-s-Old-Car-City-hosts-Hot-Rod-photo-shoot?instance=main_article

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Old Car City

Posted: October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Just finished up my Old Car City workshop and had a great group of participants.  Lots of nice images and look forward to coming back again next year.  I had a chance to do some shooting for myself the day before the workshop started and here are a few of my images.

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Here is the owner of Old Car City, Dean Lewis with his girl Miss Petina

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If you are a macro/close-up photographer and looking for some cool spots to show off your images, I’ve got places set up for you to post. You will see tons of great images being posted, and along with the eye candy you will also learn things about subjects to shoot, ways to compose, how people process their images, and build relationships with other macro geeks.

If you like shooting macro abstracts or soft focus flowers and just flora macro in general try my facebook group. Macro Abstracts/Flowers Group

Challenge yourself each week by shooting the weekly subject in this facebook group Lets See Your Best Shot

If you are into shooting bugs and small critters join this facebook group.Macro Critters Group

If you like shooting macro subjects other then in nature I have a facebook group for you. No Nature Macro Group

If you want critiques on your macro images join this group on facebook. Macro Critique Group

Join one or two or all of them, but please read the about pages on the facebook group so you know the guidelines for subjects to post, and on the Macro Nature Forum I have posting guidelines for posting.

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