Princeton Photo Workshop: Macro Photography with Don Komarechka February 18 – March 11th 2021 VIRTUAL
If you have access to an internet device with a camera and microphone, this class is perfect for you. You’ll be attending your class with your instructor LIVE, just like in your real-life class.
Instructor: Don Komarechka
Join acclaimed Canadian Macro Photographer, Author and Podcaster Don Komarechka for a 4 week Macro Photography course. Macro photography offers an invaluable window into wondrous worlds on a tiny scale while, at the same time, presenting the photographer with unique challenges, from shallow depth of field through blurry images, low contrast, harsh light and more. Over eight hours, we’ll unpack the challenges and learn techniques to make amazing images with the simplest camera gear. A macro lens is helpful yet there are many other ways to “get close”. This course encourages a “what if?” approach to photography that embraces mistakes as an essential part of the creative and learning process.
Part 1: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This session is an introduction to Macrophotography, an overview of its challenges and techniques to overcome them.
Assignment: Take a photo! Use the technical elements discussed to just explore.
Part 2: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’ll investigate solutions to challenges discovered during practice and the role of composition.
Assignment: Tell a story. Bring a narrative to your macro work.
Part 3: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Building better stories, where to look for them and how to light them. Assignment: Macro Lighting Experiments
Part 4: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Review, image critique, Q & A.
Level: Beginner and Up
“Don was a terrific teacher and his focus on creativity and attention to detail were inspirational to me in my own photography. Don generously shared his own journeys in creating images, along with his challenges and successes in creating beautiful images. Thank you for a wonderful class experience.” – Lori
“This was an excellent course for intermediate level macro photographers. Don taught next level skills for composition, lighting and creativity, enabling me to explore beyond what I already know. The class was engaging and informative.” – Aarti