New Workshops in Chicago Area

Posted: July 18, 2015 in Uncategorized
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing
For years I’ve taught my Macro Boot Camps to thousands of photographers and now I have a new workshop.
I’m excited to offer this brand new macro workshop that is designed to teach you how to create fine art macro images rather than snapshots that just document a subject.
There is a big difference between shooting snapshots and creating something worthy of hanging on the walls of your home.  You will receive in-depth learning about the subjects that work best for fine art photography, and how to compose the subjects properly.
Once you learn how to create a fine art macro image, I will teach you how to take it to the next level through post processing options in Photoshop, Nik Software, Topaz, and Smart Photo Editor. I use simple methods that create artistic looking images without getting complicated.
I see so many images posted on the internet that have nice subjects, are composed well, but don’t have the finishing touch of post processing.  It’s a big part of digital photography that is as important as the art of capturing an image with the camera.
I’ve had so many photographers ask when I’m going to teach a workshop on the creative side of post processing and here it is. You’ll see the whole process from capturing the subject in the field to the artistic processing that takes place in the digital darkroom.
There will be a few tips on equipment, but this workshop will be mainly about image making and creative processing. You will bring your camera, lens, and tripod as I will have set ups to shoot in the classroom.
If you need a sleeping room at the hotel they have a special rate “Mike Moats Workshop” of $99 for Friday and Saturday nights.
Locations for this new workshop
Cost only $159
SpringHill Suites, Warrenville, IL  February 6th and 7th, 2016
Hampton Inn, Skokie, IL  March 12th and 13th, 2016
Sign up at












Locations for this new workshop
Cost only $159
SpringHill Suites, Warrenville, IL  February 6th and 7th
Hampton Inn, Skokie, IL  March 5th and 6th
Sign up at
  1. Kathryn says:

    Mike –

    A much better name than you used when posting the Cleveland series

    • Mike Moats says:

      LOL Kathryn, I had to change it to get the post processing in the title, because that’s kinda what the class is about.

  2. Mike Jacobs says:

    Seems like a great workshop, but Chicago in the middle of winter? 😉

    • Mike Moats says:

      You bet Mike, if people can go to work everyday at that time of year, then they can do a workshop on the weekend. Of course if we get a big storm then we’ll have to reschedule.

  3. I’m so going to try to get this class into my schedule. My biggest obstacle with be getting to the Chicago area from Dearborn Heights. I’m not the most confident driver in the winter. REALLY want to take this class!

    • Mike Moats says:

      Hey Susan, you don’t have to travel to Chicago for that workshop, I’m doing the same one but by a different name. Learn To Create Macro Images That Don’t Suck Workshop. Comfort Inn, Farmington Hills, Mich. Oct 17,18 Cost $159. You can sign up at

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