Celebrate the world up close with tips and techniques from the co-founder of Close-up Photograpaher of the Year (CUPOTY). During the course you will learn how to overcome all the main obstacles including limited depth of field, low light, autofocus issues, subject movement, and composition. Every genre will be covered, from butterflies and bugs to flowers and fungi.
We will look at the equipment required to shoot both close-up and 1:1 macro (including plenty of budget options), and the huge range of accessories available (many of them costing just pence). Using a mixture of short, classroom-based discussions and fun, practical assignments you will learn how to set your camera up for close-up images, how to compose for maximum impact, and how to light subjects to bring out maximum detail. There will be plenty of opportunities to review/edit work.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Tracy Calder (née Hallett) is a former editor of Outdoor Photography magazine, and currently works as Technique Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine. She has written various photography books, including Close-up & Macro Photography (which was recently translated into Chinese and French). Her work has been exhibited at The Photographers' Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery in London.