Friday, March 16, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Macro Boot Camp


Turtle Creek Lane, Sarasota, FL

Sign up HERE


April 16th, 10am to 4pm
April 17th 9am to 1pm


Bring your camera, macro lens, and tripod. There will be lots of stuff to shoot.


Covered in this workshop


Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories.
Controlling light with diffusers, reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting.


Depth of Field
How to control depth of field with f/stops and special techniques / focus stacking with Helicon Focus.


Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures / contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds / Two Subject Compositions / What not to do when composing.


Finding Good Subject Matter
Learn when, where, and how to find good subjects through out the four seasons. How to shoot macro indoors.


Post Processing
Learn Mike's post processing techniques using photoshop, Smart Photo Editor, Nik Software, and Topaz software programs.


Only 1 spot left.


Cost $169

Thursday, March 15, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Here are a few workshops that still have some openings. Others are now sold out.   

Macro Seminar April 21st, Palm Coast, Florida
Macro Boot Camp May 12th,13th, Loveland, Colorado

Sign up here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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This Thursday night, March 15h, I will be presenting a program on creating successful macro images for the Lehigh Valley Camera Club.  Location for the meeting is at the Banana Factory on, 25 W 3rd St. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Meeting starts at 7pm.  See you there.

Friday, March 09, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Today and tomorrow I'm at Old Car City in White, Georgia, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, two mile off I-75, teaching my annual spring workshop.  I'm the diffuser guy shading the cars.  4400 old cars in a pine woods, and six miles of trails.  The largest collection of old cars in the country.  If you would like to be part of my annual Fall workshop here in November, send me an email to be updated for sign ups.

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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We are honored to have Steve Gettle as one of six speakers for the Macro Photo Conference 2018. Other speakers are, Mike Moats, Don Komarechka, Jackie Kramer, Harold Ross, and Mike Matthews.


Crowne Plaza – 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(near Cleveland)
Hotel Front Desk (440) 243-4040


Dates: October 27th and 28th 2018


Times: Saturday 8:00am to 6pm – Sunday 8:00am – 3pm

Cost: $199


More info about the conference and speakers, and to sign up. CLICK HERE


Steve Gettle


Over the course of his 30-year career, Steve Gettle has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs capturing nature’s beauty around us.  Steve’s images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including:Museum of Natural History in London. The American Museum of Natural History in New York, As well as two solo shows at The National Center for Nature Photography.

Steve’s work has been featured in many books, magazines, calendars, and other publications including: The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon,Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, Birder’s World, Nature’s Best, Wild Bird, Natural History.

Steve has been honored to receive many awards for his photography. Some of the highlights include being chosen as Great Lakes Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a multiple award winner honored in the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, as well as often recognized in the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography contest.


“Macro Photography 201 - Moving in Closer”


A beautiful new world opens up when we move in beyond 1:1 (1:1 = a full frame shot of a nickel). During this course we will explore the exciting world of more extreme macro photography. You will learn how to use special techniques and equipment to peer into the world of the truly tiny. We will explore some simple things like extension tubes and close-up diopters to get in close, as well as more specialized techniques and equipment like microscope objectives and focusing rails. We will also discover the creative doors kicked open through the use of focus-stacking.