The Audubon Sanctuaries: Macro Practice

October 03, 2017  •  1 Comment

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Oct 3 - 1Oct 3 - 1 I'm in the planning stages of a macro photography class and workshop, so today I walked at Audrey Carroll in search of berries, insects, small flowers, webs, and fluffy seeds so that I could practice my focus and my composition.

Oct 3 - 2Oct 3 - 2 Macro photography can be tricky because of the extremely small depth of field.  You may be aiming to have the head of the bug very sharp, but you move, the bug moves, and the plant moves.  They can all conspire against sharp images.  Nevertheless, I practiced with my 100mm Tokina lens, and I found plenty of subject matter.  I'm showing you the sharpest, most successful shots.  There are many unsuccessful ones on my memory card!

Oct 3 - 3Oct 3 - 3 Closeup photography can also be achieved with a small point-and-shoot camera; no really expensive cameras and lenses are needed.  Steady hands, good lighting, and lots of practice shots will yield good results.

If you are interested in learning more about macro photography, consider taking my class at Frederick Community College on Saturday, October 21.  Here is a link to register:  Register

Oct 3 - 4Oct 3 - 4 Oct 3 - 5Oct 3 - 5 Oct 3 - 6Oct 3 - 6 Oct 3 - 7Oct 3 - 7 Oct 3 - 9Oct 3 - 9 Oct 3 - 8Oct 3 - 8 To raise funds for hurricane relief, please consider purchasing a butterfly print from my Wings of Hope collection.

<Thanks for reading my blog entry, which is part of a personal photography project to bring attention to and to benefit the Audubon Sanctuaries in Central Maryland:  Fred Archibald Sanctuary in New Market, MD, and Audrey Carroll in Mt. Airy.  The sanctuary is owned and managed by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland.  Please do not bring pets into the sanctuary.  Volunteers are always needed to help with sanctuary management.  Copyright 2017 Cam Miller.  All photographs are for sale upon request.>


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