Add your name to the waitlist, macromadness@outlook.com
(SOLD OUT)
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing,
Comfort Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia, Sept 17,18, Cost $199

Hey Mon – No Problem

Posted: July 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

___________________________________________________________

People are always freaked out when I tell them I shoot only Jpeg. I tell them,

Hey Mon, No Problem.

___________________________________________________________

Please don’t write me and say, “Mike, you will get so much more information to work with if you shoot RAW”

I ALREADY KNOW THIS! but I still say,

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

My prints don’t match exactly to my monitor, what do I say?

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

The only one who knows my image’s colors don’t match the monitor is me, and I say,

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

So I don’t shoot with the expensive Nikon D4, D800 or whatever they are up to now,

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

So I use the cheapest SD or Compact Flash cards,

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

So I don’t get all philosophical about my images, they are just pretty pictures.

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

Oh no, I don’t use Nikon Lenses, what do I say to that,

Hey Mon, No Problem

___________________________________________________________

I don’t use my mirror lock up when I shoot? what do I say,

Hey Mon No Problem

______________________________________________________

I use my self timer on the camera instead of a cable or remote release,

Hey Mon No Problem

____________________________________________________________

If you are uptight about all these thing, just relax and have fun with your photography.:)

_________________________________________________________________

Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
Like my Facebook Page
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.

Keep Your Knees Happy

Posted: July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
As macro photographers we spend a lot of time on our knees shooting. Sometimes the ground is hard with little stones and sticks that dig into our knees, or it may be wet and muddy. In either case keep your knees happy by using knee pads. Once you use them you will never want to be out shooting again without them.
Just go to your local  home improvement store and pick up a pair, even the cheap ones work fine. I have a pair of cheap foam pads that have velcro straps that wraps around your leg and holds in place.

Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
Like my Facebook Page
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.

 

Learn Macro Photography

Posted: July 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

Only a few spots left in each workshop

 

Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing, Comfort Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia, Sept 17,18.

 

Macro Photo Conference – Ramada Hotel, Seekonk, MA. October 29,30.

 

Macro Boot Camp – Near Philly,PA (King of Prussia) Nov 5,6.

 

Macro Boot Camp – Fairfield Inn, Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 3,4.

 

IMG_1532600

More info and sign up at http://www.macrostoreonline.com

Robert Vanelli wrote a good article on PhotoFocus about how to find the minimum focusing distance of your zoom lens to see how well it does for close-up/macro photography. Here is the link to the article. http://photofocus.com/2015/07/10/macro-photography-finding-the-minimum-focus-distance-for-a-lens/

featured-image6

Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
Like my Facebook Page
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.

Vanguard Tripod Sale

Posted: July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized
I contacted Gary at Hunt’s Photo to see if he could work out a special price to my followers on the Vanguard tripod that I use, the Alta Pro 263AT.  See the video on this tripod and how well it works for macro.  Check out the amazing price.
$40 off Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod with Multi-Angle Column
https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=263AT&sp=xltlf
If you need a head to go with this tripod (not the one shown in my video) Vanguard offers a SB100 balhhead for just a little more money.
Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
Like my Facebook Page
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.

Water Reflections

Posted: July 12, 2016 in Uncategorized
If you are near water, always watch for interesting reflections from subjects in the water. Very nice abstracts are sometimes created. I like to use a long telephoto lens like my Tamron 16-300 so that I can reach out farther to capture small areas within a patterns of the reflections. I use my higher f/stop in the f/16 to f/32 to try and get all of the reflection in focus.

_DSC1101

____________________________________________________________________

DSCF0085 copy

____________________________________________________________________

12-10-06 144

__________________________________________________________________

11-5-06 048

___________________________________________________________________

146310347.Iy57TvDd._DSC8548600

 

Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
Like my Facebook Page
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.