sugar coated leaves

Macro Workshop Report

Sunday 5th Oct marked the first Autumn frost of the season.  Ordered especially for my Macro Workshop we were rewarded with our early start with near perfect conditions of a clear blue sky for sunrise with frost and mist thrown in for good measure.

close up photography

macro work

Torn between catching the mist over the lakes or the amazing frost was our first decision and the group quickly settled in on the ground making photographs of the sugar coated leaves.

sugar coated leaves

Macro photography, like most genres, takes more than just accurate focusing and real control over depth of field with your aperture.  Compositions have to be worked and clear intention demonstrated to bring out the best opportunities.

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After enjoying the early morning frost we ventured onto the lakes around Brandon Marsh as the thaw set in quickly.   We managed to grab some mist still and went on to work on a variety of shots from reflections to more close-up and macro work.

students putting the fishing pegs to good use with their tripods and cameras

brandon reflections

If you want to learn about a variety of techniques and how to maximise conditions then come with Alan on a practical workshop and take the opportunity to take the next step forwards with your photography.