Macro & Close-Up Photography


Description: This group is designed for photographers who have an interest in learning
and sharing ideas and techniques for capturing macro and close-up images.


Group Leader: George Abbott


Prerequisite:   Any CCC member who is interested in macro and close-up photography.
Special macro lenses are not essential but may be helpful for certain subjects. Magnifying filters,
extension tubes and bellows can be used, but are not required. A Tripod and both Camera and/or Tripod
mounted lighting is suggested but likewise not required. Investing in Adobe's Light room ($ 10.00 per
month) is highly recommended but not a requirement. Understanding and using Post Processing
software tools like Light room is essential to creating outstanding photographs at this point.

Unfortunately, the days of “as shot” photography are no longer the norm. It is also recommended you
review the YouTube and other educational videos provided via email by the moderator. This is also not
required but hopefully you will find it interesting and useful.

Membership:  There are currently no restrictions on the size of this group. To become a
member of this SIG, contact George Abbott ( and advise him of your
interest in joining the group and provide him with your contact information (email and phone number).

Location, day & times of meetings: Meetings and/or photography field trips will be held monthly. Most events will be
within a fifty mile radius of Lewes. The focus of the meetings will be “group” sharing of technical and
creative techniques, MACRO workshops, and educational presenters. The field trips will focus on
opportunities to do both close up and macro photography.

The meeting dates and location will be published on CCC’s  (Events/Calendar page)Website as well as emailed to you.

Other:  Thinking “outside of the box” a effort will be made to share this SIGs work on Social Media,
the CLUBS website, and at Art Leagues, Galleries, Newspapers and Craft Shows with the
Photographer's OK.

Expected Outcomes from meetings:  Members will enjoy participating and learn various techniques for capturing, and
creating outstanding close up and macro photographs.