January 2024 Workshop: The Beautiful World of Macro Photography with Jeff Johnson

by Ellen Nelson

Jeff Johnson | Colorado Master Photographer | Artist | Educator | Chief Instigator

This Event has been Rescheduled to Sunday February 4th

Macro photography can be so beautiful and quite rewarding. It can also be quite challenging, if not a mystery to many photographers. Knowing what lens to choose, what f-stop to use, what lighting and direction to best enhance the subject and where to focus sometimes is just a best guess. It doesn’t have to be!

I will attempt to de-mystify macro photography for you by covering proper equipment, exposure, depth-of-field, camera & lighting angles and backgrounds. There are several possible lighting set-ups including natural window light, studio strobe, soft-box, strip light, umbrella, etc. Backgrounds vary greatly in creating your macro art, as well. Macro photography can be quite rewarding and satisfying once you get past the technical challenges. Learn these simple techniques and allow your creativity to wander.
This full-day hands-on workshop will cover these topics and techniques:

  • Image pre-visualization & composition
  • Equipment including:
        o Cameras and lens
        o Lighting – styles and techniques
        o Backgrounds & props
  • Camera settings including:
        o F-stops
        o Shutter speeds
        o ISO
        o Auto vs. Manual focus
  • Lightroom & Photoshop including
        o Adjustment layering (Photoshop)
        o NIK Software
        o Texture overlays
  • Lots more as time permits

The morning session I will have several stations setup with varying types of lighting, props and opportunities to learn. We’ll break for lunch (on your own) and in the afternoon, I will demonstrate in Lightroom and Photoshop how I create fine art images from macro imagery. So much to share and fun to be had!

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00am until 4:00pm
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Limited to 15 participants – First Come First Served


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Check out Jeff’s work at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com and his workshops at SoulRoadTrips.com