This hands-on workshop held at the Australian Botanic Garden is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to improve your macro photography. The workshop provides opportunities to photograph our native flora and invertebrates both in a studio setting and around the Gardens, and this will give participants the opportunity to ask specific questions they have in a real world setting.
This workshop will be run by experienced photographers Alan Kwok and Nathan Emery.
Alan is a wildlife photographer and has won the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Portfolio Prize in 2011 and has been a Finalist in that competition in five of the past six years.
Nathan is a landscape photographer who has had his work featured in a number of printed media, including Regional Express Airlines and Photography Week. Some of his macro photos have recently been published in a cicada photo guide book.
On the day you will learn about the importance of aperture and shutter speeds in macro photography, as well as how to work with natural and external light sources to create the photographs you envisage. You will also learn about effective composition in macro photography. We will use several photos captured on the day to discuss and re-iterate some of the points covered during the workshop.
When: Saturday 17th December 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Venue: Livistona Meeting Room, PlantBank, The Australian Botanic Garden
Cost: $100 per person
- Participants should have some understanding of aperture and shutter speeds, though we will provide a refresher of principles as they are crucial to macro photography.
- Bring your favourite digital SLR camera, a lens with a macro capability and a memory card. Non-essential items include a tripod and flash, but these can be still used on the day.
- Part of this workshop is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and sun protection. Event will go ahead in light rain so please come prepared.
- Please park outside PlantBank in the P2 carpark.
- No refunds. Any date transfers need to be notified at least 72 hours before event. Changes are made at BGCP staff discretion.