EOS Destination Workshops
Capturing a Smaller World: Flower & Macro Photography in Oregon Gardens
- Presented by:
- George Lepp (Bio)
- EOS Destination Workshops
- June 10, 2015 - June 12, 2015
- The Oregon Garden
- Accommodations and most meals are the responsibility of the attendee though we have set up a special rate at the Oregon Garden Resort
Oregon Garden Resort
895 West Main Street
Silverton, Oregon, 97381
Mention Canon Workshop to receive $119 rate
Rate does not include taxes & fees.
Room block expires May 9, 2015
Travel Recommendations: Fly into Portland, OR. It is about a 1-hour drive to the hotel. Once at the Resort, no transportation will be required to participate in the class.
- Canon Live Learning
Join Explorer of Light, George Lepp, and Canon technical representatives in a diverse northwest garden environment to learn creative and quality-enhancing techniques for capturing macro images and improving your close-up/flower photography. Here is a chance to use a wide array of new Canon cameras and macro lenses on a variety of exotic and inspiring subjects. Once you have the right tools and have mastered the techniques, creative photography will follow.
The workshop will include one day of classroom instruction, hands-on high-magnification in the classroom, and two days of field demonstrations, personal instruction and daily individual critiques. A unique feature of this workshop is the superb location: the workshop will be held entirely within the resort and gardens complex, and participants will have direct private access to the gardens before and after the public hours.
Instruction will include selective focus, stacking for extended depth of field, multiple in-camera images, panoramas, and high magnification field techniques. High magnification studio techniques will be covered and accomplished in the first day seminar and the special subjects will be available to the participants during the two subsequent days. Some editing and processing will also be covered in classroom instruction; participants will use their own laptop computers for this work.
The Canon gear we will provide for students to learn and experiment with will only further enhance the experience. As part of the workshop registration students are able to borrow Macro lenses, extension tubes, flashes, a selection of EOS bodies to capture the environment. The workshop will include classroom instruction, field demonstrations and group critiques.
The workshop is limited to 16 students so you will have plenty of attention and support from Mr. Lepp and one of our highly skilled Canon Technical Specialists. Throughout the course students will learn professional insights and techniques from Mr. Lepp and have the opportunity to print 1-2 of their images on the a PIXMA Pro printer as well as learn essential processing tips.
- Principals of Macro photography including sharpness, diffraction, magnification, the use of a tripod
- Lens selection for specific subjects
- Composing for dramatic shots with varying exposures and flash
- Using & setting up Canon single, multiple, and macro flashes
- Techniques to optimize images by applying software to stitch panoramas and image stacking
- Workflow for imaging processing
Please bring your favorite camera, together with any lenses you want to shoot with (from wide angle through medium tele-photo and macro), plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards, a sturdy tripod (REQUIRED to accomplish the covered field techniques), and a laptop computer for downloading images. You will also have the opportunity to submit images to the on-site technical representative who will make one or two prints for you to take home.
A firm understanding of your camera operations including using manual mode, f-stops and shutter speed is needed. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced amateur photographers interested in macro/close-up photography, improving skills in flower techniques and trying out Canon photographic tools. Please read the agenda to understand the conditions we will be working in.
- Canon gear loans – bodies and lenses
- Classroom instruction
- Image critiques
- Lunch on all 3 days of the workshop
- Admission into the Oregon Garden
- 1 - 2 prints of your work
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