Macro Photo Club Online

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Uncategorized
As a pro macro photographer, I have always wanted to create an online Macro Photo Club, and it’s finally happened.
The Macro Photo Club is a place where members will experience a new way of learning. Members will have lots of benefits and fun.
The 1st of each month, members will have a link to 12 videos that will cover a variety of themes, plus a video newsletter. Finding subjects in the field, how to compose them, and working the camera techs. Videos covering equipment and post processing tips will also be covered.
Members may send me one image per month, and with the entries I will choose 10 images for a video critique.
I have a facebook group set up for members to post images. In the monthly video newsletter, I will have a macro theme for you to go out and shoot, and members can post their images of that theme on the Mike Moats Macro Photo Club site on facebook.
I will randomly choose club members to be featured macro photographers on my website blog, and all social media connections.
The Macro Photo Club has some great sponsors who are generously offering free products that I will raffle off. Present sponsors, Tamron, Hunts Photo, Vanguard, Acratech, Lensbaby, Topaz, Wimberley, Hoodman, Lens Flipper, Think Tank Photo, Datacolor, Thompson Photo Accessories, and adding more in the future.
This is just the beginning and hope to expand to more benefits as we go.
Yearly membership fee is only $39.
Sign up here.

New Website

Posted: October 9, 2017 in Uncategorized
If you haven’t seen my new website, take some time to visit and look around.
One Day Macro Workshop
Holiday Inn Express
Sterling Heights, MI
Oct 22nd, 2017
Cost $49
No equipment needed for this workshop.
Covered in the Special One Day Macro Workshop:
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 through out the four seasons. How to shoot macro indoors.
Post Processing
Learn Mike’s post processing techniques using photoshop, Smart Photo Editor, Nik Software, and Topaz software programs.

For Sale – Tamron 16-300

Posted: October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized
For Sale, Tamron 16-300, for Nikon. Great lens and it has taken a lot of awesome images, but don’t need it now that I have the new Tamron 18-400. Price $365 free shipping in US only. Email me if interested.

Here is a sample video from my Macro Photo Club. You get 12 videos each month covering me in the field, post processing, and equipment. Along with the videos you get many other benefits all for $39 per year.  Sponsors: Tamron, Hunts Photo, Vanguard, Acratech, Lensbaby, Topaz, Wimberley, Hoodman, Lens Flipper, Think Tank Photo, Datacolor, Thompson Photo Accessories.
Check the MPC here.

I just heard word from Lens Flipper that they will be a sponsor for the Macro Photo Club, and will be offering Lens Flippers for our monthly product give away. Lens Flipper will also be offering our members a 10% discount.
Join the online Macro Photo Club at


Macro Photo Club Testimonial

Posted: September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized
Here is a nice Macro Photo Club testimonial from a member, Chris P.  Thanks Chris.
Mike Moats Photo Club is outstanding value. Mike is so generous with his time. Each month he provides practical learning information in short videos to support the monthly theme. That alone is makes it so worthwhile. When you join the group you also get input from peers as well as helpful comments and feedback which is often provided on images posted. This is great way to view others work and learn from each other. On top of that each month a sponsor offers free gear and one lucky member is chosen as the winner. I have been involved in many on-line photography groups and I don’t know of any other on-line group that provides such abundant material at such great value. Thanks Mike!
Join the club here.