Macro & Close-Up Photography

Brief Description: For CCC members who have an interest in learning and exploring how to shoot Macro and Close-up photography.

Prerequisite: Camera and lens that can be used in manual mode; camera lens with an extension tube set allowing the lens to focus within inches of the subject or a Macro lens (preferably a 1:1 macro lens); sturdy tripod; flash with diffuser. Members should be familiar with all their camera controls and settings and know how to use the camera in manual mode.

Group Leader: Bob Bryer

Max. # of club members: There are no restrictions on the size of this group, but on occasion, there may be some restrictions based upon the size of the facility when doing studio portraits.

Location, day & times of meetings: Typically monthly field trips and indoor "studio" meetings. Studio meetings will be held in nearby locations. The SIG will provide necessary backdrops if needed.

Total # of hours, meetings/week: Outing duration will depend on location and subject. Outings will typically be a half day. Most meetings will be held during the week with an occasional weekend session.

Expected Outcomes from meetings: Encourage familiarity and comfort taking close up and macro photographs.

Our schedule for the rest of the year:
Day of the week Month Date Location
Third Wednesday March   Longwood Gardens – Orchids & Blue Poppy
Second Saturday April 04/15/17 Adkins Arboretum
  May TBA Mill Pond Garden – Probably mid May
  June 06/09/17 Lavender Fields
  June 06/23/17 Butterfly Outing
Third Wednesday July 07/19/17 London Town Gardens
Third Wednesday August 08/16/17 Winterthur – NO TRIPODS or MONOPODS
Third Wednesday September 09/20/17 Ladew Gardens – PERMISSION FORM
Second Saturday October 10/14/17 Chanticleer – PERMISSION FORM
Second Thursday November 11/11/17 Rawlings Conservatory – PERMISSION FORM NO TRIPODS ON WEEKENDS
First Tuesday December 12/04/17 Longwood Gardens – Christmas