Teaching all levels of photography from beginners to experts. Courses include – learning your digital camera, menus, functions, features, lenses, posing, lighting, nature photography, people photography. Workshops and classes in the Lethbridge studio or on location.
Do you want to learn how to improve your macro images? Would you like to spend a few hours learning more about your camera and how to do macro photography? This workshop is for you!!
This course will get you on the right paths shooting macro images. From pictures inside during the cold winter months to shooting the flowers and bugs of summer macro will open an entire new world for your photography.
The workshop starts with some teaching on cameras, equipment and technique. Then you will spend time shooting several macro subjects. After shooting I will then critique the work on the big screen advising how to improve your shooting and how to correct the images for the Internet and print..
Do all this in the warmth and privacy of the studio!
For those that like to do astro photography and are trying not to have star trails there is a rule that you should know for this and your northern light photography.
By using this rule you will eliminate having stars move in your images making them look out of focus.
The rule is as follows, you take the millimeters of the lens that you are shooting and divide it into either 500 or 600. The resulting number will give you the maximum number of seconds that you can expose the shot for before you will see star trails.
So why either 500 or 600? Well for years I have used 600 and I was happy. Lately I have been doing some more tests and have found under extreme magnification that I am getting some movement. There could be a few reasons for this but I am leaning to the 500 at this point to see if this will be even sharper or if there is a real difference. The following calculations are done using 600 but if you want to use 500 just use that number instead of the 600. I will keep testing and let you know if there is a difference.
Now this is assuming that you are using a steady tripod and that you have your ISO set correctly. But the good thing is that it will give you a starting point to know where the line is between getting tack sharp stars and star movement.
One note: you need to work with the 35mm equivalent lens size.
So how does it work?
Full Frame Sensors
On full frame cameras (cameras with full frame sensors) you would do the following:
Lens – 50mm
600/50 = 12 So you could shoot at a shutter speed up to 12 seconds before you will see star movement.
Or for a 24mm lens
600/24 = 25 So you can expose for 25 seconds
APS Sized Sensors
On a camera that has an APS size sensor with a 1.6 conversion ratio you would do the following
Lens – 50mm
50 x 1.6 = 80
600/80 = 7.5 So you could shoot up to 8.6 seconds before you would see star trails
Or for a 24 mm
24 x 1.6 = 38.4
600/38.4 = 15 So you could expose for 15 seconds before you would see star trails
Do you want to learn how to take better macro pictures? Would you like to spend a few hours learning more about your camera to help you take macro images?
Do all this and more in the warmth of the studio!
January 12 2019 from 10am till 2pm I will be offering a Macro Workshop.
The workshop will start with some teaching on macro photography, then we will spend most of the time shooting several macro subjects that will be set-up around the studio. After the shooting we will take some time to critique each students work.
With the new website I have now put some teaching material under teaching so it is easier to find. So far I put the focus chart and the exposure chart there but will work on putting other printable items there as I am able to find them in the archives.
One of the many disorders that has been in the forefront of the public eye lately is SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. As winter comes it becomes more reported on to the point of being annoying. When I was growing up my Mother called it cabin fever but that was not cool enough so the disorder of SAD was born. It is something that many if not all people suffer from and many have it but don’t know they have it. It effects people in different ways, some more severe than others.