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Introduction to Macro Photography

Mike Hagen

Introduction to Macro Photography

Mike Hagen

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1 Class Introduction Duration:02:36
3 How to Use Extension Tubes Duration:06:06
4 Inexpensive Macro Tools Duration:08:01
5 Camera Settings Duration:04:16
6 Camera Support Duration:07:05
7 Shutter Releases Duration:03:29
8 Lighting Duration:06:52
9 Depth of Field Control Duration:02:45
10 Focus Stacking Duration:12:28
11 Focus Stacking Software Duration:17:26
12 Backgrounds Duration:11:06

Class Description

Learn how to unlock the fantastic world of macro photography. Instructor Mike Hagen details the gear, techniques, and software you’ll need to capture extreme detail in everything from flowers to insects to jewelry. Create larger than life images with intricate detail using methods that Mike clearly demonstrates in this class.

Reviews

Audrey Reed
 

This is probably the 30th class I purchased, and the first I watched in full. I like the instructor. He is funny, engaging and obviously knowledgeable. I don't shoot marco and was expecting and introduction, and that is what I got. Lots of good info on gear and techniques. I am excited to try some of his ideas!

Linda
 

I learned a great deal. Taking photos and attending classes prior to this class. He showed examples of both bugs and flowers. Yes, he did use a Nikon camera but it is unrealistic for him to show all the examples that he did with several different brands of cameras! I have a Canon 5DM4. It doesn't have focus stacking yet. But I did learn that they applied for a patent. So it is coming. If you are doing studio work, the focus stacking is built into the Canon software that comes with the camera. For lighting I have the Canon macro flash that fits around the lens. I have the 100mm and 180mm macro lens. Just received Canon's two extension tubes today. They did work with the autofocus and camera settings. I thought his style was approachable. My macro work is all about flowers. His flower examples were on point. All in all, it was a solid class presented by someone who enjoys his work! PS The iguana's eye photo was stunning!