|LOCATION||On-line live conferencing via ‘Zoom’|
|TIME||19:00 to 20:30 with a 1.5 hour ‘Zoom’ (a free on-line video conferencing application for your mobile device or computer) tutorial followed by access to on-line material.|
|Guide for Event||David or Janet|
|Fitness Level||None you will be in the comfort of your own home or venue of choice|
|Camera Experience||Intermediate, some knowledge of how a DSLR works as we will concentrate on macro|
|Disability Access||Not Applicable|
|Suitability||Whilst this course has no content unsuitable for young people, it is primarily aimed at adult learning|
|Time of Year||All year round|
|What we aim to cover||Getting close enough, getting things in focus – depth of field and keeping everything sharp – controlling movement|
Have you ever tried Macro photography and been disappointed with the results, have you never tried it but are interested to know more? If so then this is definitely the course for you.
Macro is a wonderful genre of photography allowing you to photograph small things that can fill the frame, giving impact and awe to your pictures. The best thing about macro, is that we are surrounded by stunning subjects, in the garden, at the park, on a wall, in your house (the list goes on) but it makes this subject available to everyone. There is always a pay off and in this case it is the technical knowledge you need, to get to grips with this type of photography. During this 1.5 hour course we will talk you through the main factors people struggle with (getting close enough, getting things in focus and keeping everything sharp) and how you can overcome them to get some truly stunning pictures. We’ll also talk you through types of lenses and equipment you may need and the differences between them with advantages and disadvantages.
We’ve been creating macro images within our studio and out in the field for the last 15 years, so we are well equipped and qualified to answer all your questions and take you through the process to achieving the results you really want from this fascinating subject. Our ‘Zoom’ conferencing means you can connect with your tutor and fellow students from the comfort of your home, but you’ll still be able to interact with the group. Asking questions and and hearing other’s questions, is an invaluable tool when learning. After the course we will send you a PDF of the material along with a link to the video of the course you attended, so you can go over the content as many times as you like.
Wild Arena at Knowsley Safari Park
Knowsley Safari Park is home to Wild Arena, and this session will take place in their training room and studio, within their headquarters of ‘Park Farm’. Situated in the middle of the safari reserves, the historic Park Farm buildings offer not only a comfortable space for our groups, and a fully equipped studio space, but also great views across the Africa and Asia sections of the park.
19:00 Sign on to Zoom and meet your tutor for 1.5 hours of Macro learning
20:30 Summary and close
- Simply getting close enough
- Getting things in focus – depth of field
- Keeping everything sharp – controlling movement
- Tips and tricks for in the field
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