Exploring The Art and Technology of Macro Photography Part 2

The second part of this event takes place 2 weeks later, on Saturday August 20th from 8am-10am. Participants will meet at at Westport Woods for a field work day, practicing the techniques learned and refining their new skills. Greg Stone will be there to give feedback and advice.

Macro Photography definition:

“Macro photography” has a technical definition that most people – including camera manufacturers – ignore, and so will we. What “macro” has come to mean is simply the ability to explore nature up close – very close – with the camera – any camera. For some, this means taking revealing pictures of insects that look like creatures out of a science fiction movie – but only because most of us have not seen these amazing creatures up close. For others, it’s a great way to capture pictures of what we consider most beautiful – flowers and butterflies, for example – with details we never noticed before. In these two workshops, we will first explore how to get the most out of your existing camera equipment – as well as how you might enhance it in inexpensive ways. We’ll give you a couple of weeks to experiment on your own, then hold a field session. All participants will be encouraged to join a private Facebook Group where we can share our photos and perhaps get some helpful suggestions for improving them.

Macro Photography examples:


Aug 20 2022


08:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Westport Woods Conservation Park
573 Adamsville Road, Westport, MA