E-book Selling Your Photography to Galleries

So you feel you’ve compiled a nice collection of images, and your family and friends are asking for prints to hang in their home, you may be ready to take your photography to the next level. Maybe you’ve thought about selling your images to help finance your hobby, or even making a career in photography. Selling images though art galleries is one of the streams of income I have used to make my living as a nature photographer. This e-book will give you the information on how to go about selling in art galleries.

Purchase HERE

Macro Boot Camp

Comfort Suites
5219 Page Rd
Durham, North Carolina 27703

April 13th, 2019 10am to 4pm
April 14th, 2019 9am to 1pm

Cost $199

Bring your camera, macro lens, and tripod. There will be lots of stuff to shoot.

Covered in this 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.

Composition
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.

Sign up HERE

There are a lot of reason why I like macro nature photography. We have tons of subjects to shoot close to home, subjects change through out the season, we control the light, you can get by with just one lens if you’re on a limited budget. Another advantage we have as macro photographers is that we can be more artistic. We can create abstracts with the subjects we shoot and also have the ability to create interesting artwork using the shallow depth of field. Sure landscape photographers can do some motion blurs and swirl the camera for a few interesting effects, but they can’t come close to the artistic options we have a macro photographers.

We can create interesting abstract like this one which is dew on top of a mushroom.

Or how about some cool abstracts in ice. Let’s see a landscape photographer or wildlife photographer do this.

We can take simple subjects like this Dandelion and create artistic images with shallow depth of field.

How about some Monet

Create art with rain drops in a pine tree

We have unlimited opportunity to create great artwork with macro, so go be creative.

Check out macro learning opportunities. http://www.tinylandscapes.com

I tell people all the time and teach those in my Macro Boot Camps how important it is to have image processing tools and learn how to use them. All the best photographers do great post processing. It doesn’t come out of the camera finished, it just gives you a starting point. If you don’t have processing tools, stop buying more cameras, and lenses, and invest in software.

Here is a perfect example of a very bland colorless image, that was transform into a colorful detailed image. This is a lid to a jewelry box I bought at a shell shop in Florida. I could see some faint colors in the subject, and knowing how the Nik Software Color Efex Pro works, it would pull out those colors.

Here is the image straight from the camera. Pretty boring.

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I used Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4, and applied three different filters and ended up with this finished image.. A huge difference from the original, the software pulled out the colors, details, and added depth which gives it a more realistic three dimensional feel.

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Check out macro learning opportunities. http://www.tinylandscapes.com

2019 Macro Photo Conference

Posted: January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

The fifth annual Macro Photo Conference is now open for sign ups. 

October 19th and 20th, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel, near the Cleveland Airport. Middleburg Hts, Ohio

Cost $199

Speakers,  Mike Moats, Les Saucier, Monica Royal, Lou and Todd Nettelhorst, Lisa and Tom Cuchara, Hazel Meredith, Padma Inguva.

More info and to sign up, Click Here

January 1st has always been the day I take a look at what I had accomplished in the last year and what I need to do to move forward with my photography and business.

Very happy with the progress on my Macro Photo Club and the growth in the membership of close to 1,100 members.  I have over 150 instructional videos and my plan for 2019 is to keep adding more videos.  It’s a great value for a lifetime membership of only $79.

For those who are not interested in joining the macro photo club online for the $79, I will be offering a few individual videos for sale on macro photography, and making money with photography.

I have always been impressed with the many images I’ve seen of snowflakes. So I may finally try and capture a few nice images of snowflakes this winter. I don’t think it is all that easy, but I’ll give it a try.

In the next few days I will be posting the dates, location, and speaker lineup for my fifth annual Macro Photo Conference.  I have some great speakers and already can’t wait for it to happen.

Many speaking engagements and workshops are already scheduled with more to come.  I will be speaking for the first time at the Nature Photography Weekend Event at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina. Dates, May 31st thru June 2nd.

The following weekend I am excited to announce this new Frog and Reptile Workshop with my good friend Mike Matthews and his amazing collection of critters. There will be between 30-40 live animals set up in natural settings to capture some amazing macro photos. You would have to travel to five different continents, and over ten countries to see this variety of animals.

At the end of June I will be presenting a five day program for the Madeline Island School of the Arts. Madeline Island is in the Lake Superior waters above Wisconsin. Check out The Macro World of Madeline Island

I will be running a workshop in August at Longwood Gardens for the Flower and Garden Club of America.

Workshops for winter/spring are, Bowling Green, KY (Sold Out), Des Moine, IowaRaleigh/Durham, North Carolina and plans for a fall workshop in Michigan and Connecticut, and maybe New jersey.

I have camera club appearances lined up in, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and South Carolina, and more to come.

Only unpleasant thing I have to start doing on January 1st, is work on putting all the figures together to file my business taxes for 2018. Oh well can’t have fun all the time.

Hope we meet up somewhere on the trial in 2019.

 

 

 

When I started out in photography in 2001 I wanted to be a landscape or wildlife photographer.

It wasn’t to long before I realized landscape and wildlife photography wasn’t for me.

When I went to the national parks, there were people and photographers everywhere.

It was just to crowded.

What I love about macro photography is when I leave the paths and pavement and head into the woods searching for subjects, I am all alone.

I need solitude when I’m in nature, and not all the distraction of having tons of people around.

Just me and nature.