The course will cover the basics of macro photography of still subjects: basic optical principles, tripod work, macro stand work, illumination, and image stacking and processing. The aim is to show how to avoid the pitfalls which can degrade image quality in photographing small things and especially how to extend depth of field, the zone of acceptably sharp focus in the object space, which so limited macro photography in the pre-digital age. Do not be too daunted by the equipment notes, below. Whilst being a ‘technical’ field where many bits of kit can be useful in particular situations, much can still be accomplished with little kit, and those with a sound grasp of basic principles can extend their ‘operational capabilities’ as they feel inclined.
To book a place on this course please return a completed application form along with £20 deposit.