Macro Water Droplet Workshop – 2018 Dates




Workshop to be held in Barrie, Ontario

Step into a world of photography that most artists consider magical. Photographing refracted images within water droplets reveals not only the beauty of simple physics, but it opens the creative doors to unlimited possibilities in macro photography. This hands-on workshop will explore some of the smallest subjects that photography has to offer, and is open to anyone of any skill level. Expect it to be challenging, but you will walk away with images you’d be proud to share.

This workshop runs for three hours from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.

For this workshop, bring any photographic gear you have to “get close”. Macro lenses, close-up filters and extension tubes work great. If you don’t have equipment dedicated to macro photography, we can make something work with reverse-mounting lenses to get close. Even with simple gear we can make magic happen! You will also need to use flash or have a VERY bright flashlight, but flash is strongly preferred. Even if the flash is simply of the pop-up variety, buy yourself a snack (Pringles) on the way to the workshop and you’ve got the necessary tools to make it work perfectly for you. Much of this workshop involves improvisation, which in turn will spark creative solutions to problems. This kind of thinking is valuable for all types of photography!

Tripods are optional. I shoot all of my images without a tripod, but some people are more comfortable with this equipment. Whether or not you bring a tripod, I’ll be encouraging you – at least once – to attempt the shots handheld to see how you handle it. With the right technique, it’s easier than you think!

Additional tools will be provided. You will have a “third hand” tool, a spray bottle, and the necessary staging ingredients for creating water droplet refractions.

All of these tools will be yours to take home at the end of the workshop.