Presented by Tony Rizzuto
Why? After picking up your camera for the hundredth time, it’s understandable if you have been lulled into a certain way of doing things, or a specific way of seeing things. But it’s important to remember that you actually can snap yourself out of your routine. And sometimes, it’s as easy as trying out a new lens!
Macro photography – photographing small items at larger than life size – can inspire big inspiration that can lead to even bigger results! Prepare to get closer than ever before during this week with instructor and macro shooter Tony Rizzuto. From a local floral nursery to the side streets of Missoula and Garnet Ghost Town, you go on the hunt for beauty with your macro lens in natural and man-made landscapes. And in the comfort of a controlled environment, you learn to work with color and composition while enjoying the ability to control the light on your subject.
What? There’s no end to the potential subjects for macro photography. Rusty nails in a barn, colorful flowers in a vase, or fresh fruit at a farmers market are all works of art waiting for you to photograph them. During this course, you:
Learn about the tools of the trade used in macro photography including extension tubes, close up filters, and focusing rails
Learn macro composition techniques
Learn to control depth of field and achieve tack sharp focus
Learn methods for adding or altering light in a scene
Experience outdoor shoots to photograph items in an uncontrolled environment
Photograph items so as to control your creative vision and outcome
Push your ability by seeing the work of others
Receive constructive feedback from Tony on your images
Throughout the week, Tony makes himself available during shoots for quick refreshers or top-to-bottom assistance creating the photograph you see in your mind’s eye.