2015 lineup below
MACRO WORKSHOPS _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Presented by Mike Moats, an award-winning, published, pro macro photographer.
The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature.
Times for the Macro Boot Camps,
Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Covered in the Macro Boot Camp:
The Best, Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories.
Controlling light with diffusers and reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting
Camera functions for Macro
How to control depth of field with f/stops / macro and ISO / 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.
Learn when, where, and how when looking for subjects through out the four seasons.
How to shoot macro indoors.
Learn how to process images with photoshop.
Enhancing images using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro / Viveza 2 and Topaz.
Learn what images sell best and wins in photo contests.
Understanding what people think when viewing your images.
Macro on the internet.
TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS GO TO www.MacroStoreOnline.com
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 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.
Learn To Create Macro Images The Don’t Suck Workshop. La Quinta Inn, Minnetonka, MN, Sept 19,20. Cost $159.
Macro Photo Conference – Ramada Inn – Seekonk, MA, Oct 10,11, Cost $199
Learn To Create Macro Images That Don’t Suck Workshop. Comfort Inn, Farmington Hills, Mich. Oct 17,18 Cost $159
Old Car City Workshop (SOLD OUT) White, Georgia, Oct 23,24, Cost $399.
Learn To Create Macro Images That Don’t Suck Workshop. Comfort Inn, Middleburg Heights,OH (near Cleveland) Oct 31st, Nov.1st. Cost $159
Learn To Create Macro Images The Don’t Suck Workshop. (SOLD OUT) Fairfield Inn, Mooresville,NC. Dec 5,6. Cost $159.
(Winter/Spring 2016) check back, more workshops to come
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing. SpringHill Suites, Warrenville,IL. February 6,7, Cost $159.
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing. Hampton Inn, Skokie, IL. March 12,13, Cost $159.
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing. Staybridge Suites, Chantilly, VA. March 19,20, Cost $159.
Fine Art Macro – From Capture Through Creative Post Processing. Hilton Garden Inn, St Louis/Chesterfield,MO April 9,10, Cost $159.
Macro Boot Camp – Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, April 29,30,May 1, Cost $199.
Macro Boot Camp – Ramada Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI. May 13,14,15, Cost 199.
TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS GO TO www.MacroStoreOnline.com
I WILL BE ADDING MORE SO KEEP CHECKING BACK.
For sold out workshops email me with your name to be put on waiting list, firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUND POLICY – IF YOU CANCEL BEFORE 30 DAYS OF THE WORKSHOP, ALL MACRO BOOT CAMPS AND LEARN TO CREATE MACRO IMAGES THAT DON’T SUCK WORKSHOP WILL BE CHARGED A $50 CANCELLATION FEE. MACRO PHOTO CONFERENCE CANCELLATION FEE IS $75. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF WORKSHOP. NO EXCEPTION.
MACRO WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS
James Swanson says,
I want to thank you for a terrific workshop in Chicago this past weekend. Having spent all of my adult life in high schools, I thought you did a terrific job of structuring the workshop and meeting the needs and interests of those attending…….no small feat when I began to realize the various experience levels of those attending……most, if not all, exceeding mine!!! I enjoy being around people who have a passion for something and it is so evident that you truly enjoy what you are doing.
Lin Layton says,
Mike, thank you so very much for the fantastic boot camp in Boston. It is one of the few seminars that I really understood and remember. You have such a wonderful teaching method that makes all of the information easy to understand and then utilize.
Vince Nobel says,
Hey Mike! Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Macro Boot Camp in MI last month! As a professional photographer, I’ve attended many workshops and seminars over the past 5 years, and your workshop is right at the top of the list! Very informative, organized and professional, and straight to the point. I had a great time learning many new techniques for macro photography. Thanks again! – Vince
Ken Grauberger says,
Mike I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop this weekend. The material presented was so helpful to all of us & your images are truly beyond description. I heard nothing but positive comments throughout the weekend. Your professionalism & knowledge of macro photography is truly amazing & the interaction with the attendees was so valuable. It provided the most value for the dollar of any workshop I have ever looked into. I feel like I have not only gotten a valuable resource but also a friend.
Andrea Sapone says,
I just want to tell you again just how good class was. After I got home last night and things started to sink in I realized that the way you explained things made so much sense to me. I have listened to countless people explain the same thing but never as simple an explanation that is applicable to hands on working with a camera.
Ron Holmes says,
Mike, Thank you for an enjoyable and very informative weekend. You are a professional, but a very down to earth teacher. Photographers at every level can learn something from your Macro Boot Camps. A teacher who has the student in mind during and after the classroom sessions. The props were great!!!
John Heck says,
Thanks for the great class this weekend. You explained things so that they were easy to understand, kept the class moving, kept it light and very enjoyable and a great learning experience. You did a great job!!! I will recommend your weekend seminar to everyone I know.
Tim Kaufman says.
Mike – GREAT course, a lot of fun. You are incredibly down-to-earth and approachable compared to pretty much all the master photographers I’ve met. That was great to see. Everyone I talked to felt really comfortable and had a good time, so bravo for that. You really put a nice personal touch on your course.
Peg Runyan says,
I just got home from the boot camp and wanted to thank you for such an excellent weekend. As a public school teacher for 33 years I was subjected to hundreds of hours of in-services and workshop and I would definitely give your boot camp an “A”, it was very well done.
Sandra Matthews says,
Thank you again for a wonderful weekend at the Macro Boot Camp. What a great opportunity to learn from you, learn more about photography and get to know you a little bit. You are doing a great service for people. . . . keep up the great work!
Brad Schweda says,
Thanks for a fantastic Macro Boot Camp here in Lansing, Michigan. I walked away with the knowledge to take my camera into the world of Macro, and how to use my software more effectively. I look forward to many months of outdoor successful shooting. How about a blog, or a place for all of us Macro-Moats-Grads to share and continue to communicate?
Linda Witteveen says,
I am kind of sorry that the course is over but I learned so much, more than I expected. Everything was so well explained and very easy to understand and your illustrations are so helpful.
Nancy Kerner says,
Wanted to let you know I really enjoyed the Macro Boot camp! I learned a lot a great techniques, tips and information.
Shirley J. Maddalena says,
Thank you for a wonderful workshop. It was extremely helpful, informative and easy to follow. I don’t think I felt out of my league at all.
Marita English says,
I Had a ton of fun at the Macro Boot Camp. Can’t wait to try all the fun stuff here at home.
Mary Blazejack-Ramsden says,
It was truly a fantastic workshop! I learned a ton of great stuff. Thanks, Mike, it was a wonderful time.
Gloria Whicker say,
We enjoyed your Macro Boot Camp workshop this past weekend and I’m sure our macro photos will improve when we apply some of what we learned. It was interesting to see how important “imagination” is in your work.
Here are a few images from participants of the spring Macro Boot Camp.