Join the Macro Photo Club online

Posted: December 13, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Old Car City Workshop Sold Out

Posted: December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized
OK, Old Car City is SOLD OUT, contact me to be put on a wait list for any cancellations.
Only two spots left for my Old Car City Workshop in March.

Learn Through Visual Wilderness

Posted: December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized
Visual Wilderness delivers educational resources from some of the best and brightest landscape photographers. The best way to take advantage of these educational resources by becoming a Visual Wilderness (VW ) Member.
Simply put Visual Wilderness members gets Unlimited Free Streaming Access to video course available for sale on Visual Wilderness. This include more than $1400 worth of video courses that are available today as well all the new courses that will be posted in future.
Here are some example courses:
Here is a savings for my macro followers.
Discount Code: macro25
Price: $14.94 per month (paid Annually with
Link for 14 Day Trial:
  • This price will remain active as long as they are members. It will NOT go up.
  • This is a ONE time use discount code ONLY. Once the users stop the trial the discount code expires and they cannot get this price again.
Event Details Below:
Mike Moats – One Day Macro Boot Camp
When:          January 20th – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:          Nativity Episcopal Church
21220 W. 14 Mile Road
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Cost:             $45.00 per person
To register:   Send email to with your name and telephone #.
Payment:      Donna will reply to your email with Paypal instructions for payment.
Participant Guidelines for event:
    Minimum #:   20 people      (*required to hold event)
    Maximum #:  40 people
Location:   Nativity Episcopal Church
21220 W. 14 Mile Road
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Schedule for the Day:
       9:15                  Arrival
       9:30 to 12:00    Lecture
     12:00 to 1:00      Lunch  (on your own)
      1:00 to 3:30       Lecture
      3:30 to 5:00       Table top photography    (Mike brings set ups)
      5:00 to 5:30       Pack and clean up
What to Bring:
Bring your camera, macro lens, or whatever lens you have, and a tripod.
Today’s Program:
Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories.
Controlling light with diffusers, reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting.
Depth of Field
How to control depth of field with f/stops and special techniques / focus stacking with Helicon Focus.
Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures / contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds / Two Subject Compositions / What not to do when composing.
Finding Good Subject Matter
Learn when, where, and how to find good subjects throughout the four seasons. How to shoot macro indoors.

Old Car City Workshop

Posted: December 3, 2017 in Uncategorized
Last year the country got to see the most unique auto graveyard in the world.  The New York Times did an article about Old Car City, and soon followed was CBS Sunday Morning News, Time Warner News, Yahoo News, and even a rumor of a reality show.  The attendance of photographers has exploded since all the news reports, which is good so that it keeps Old Car City in business.
CBS News video
4,200 old cars, six miles of trails, through beautiful woodlands.  Hotel only 2 miles away.
50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, and two miles east of I-75.
Let me show you where all the best shots are, and how to get the most out of this magical place.
Old Car City Workshop
March 9th and 10th, 2018
Cost $299 – Plus daily entry fee into Old Car City






















Think Tank Photo Airline Bag

Posted: November 30, 2017 in Uncategorized
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just released an expanded version of one of their most popular rolling camera bags.  By complying with carry-on size requirements, with the new Airport Advantage Plus roller you can keep your most valuable gear safe and near you when you fly. Plus, the roller’s ultra-lightweight design at 6.9 lbs. (3.1 kg) helps meet weight restrictions, yet features the same level of protection for which Think Tank is known.  Its dedicated laptop pocket fits up to a 17” laptop in a padded sleeve, a 10” tablet, or an Eagle Creek Medium Clothing Folder for overnight trips.  By using my special link, you will receive free gear and free shipping not only when you order this new roller, but any Think Tank gear.