NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.

The Secrets of Macro Photography 2019 - with Damien Esquerre




Macro photography is the art of capturing images at high magnifications. This means making small things big in our photos, opening a whole new world of possibilities. This makes it one of the most popular and intriguing forms of photography.

However, macro photography is also one the most technically difficult forms of photography. High magnifications, short working distances and shallow depths of field require very good technique and shooting habits to succeed.

This workshop is a full day workshop (from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) with theory and practical components covering how to achieve excellent quality close-up and macro photography, with a strong focus on nature subjects (insects, spiders, fungi, etc…). Among the topics that will be covered will be getting sharp, good quality images with the use of natural light, modification of natural light (diffusers and reflectors), fill flash and full flash. We will also be covering some digital techniques, like photo stacking to achieve great depths of field which is unattainable otherwise.

Includes a field trip to the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Requirements include basic understanding of photography (at least on the use of aperture and shutter speed), having a camera (preferably DSLR) with at least one device to get macro (macro lens, extension tube, diopter) and a tripod. This is a great follow-up from the “Theory, Art and Practice of Nature Photography”.

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019

Times: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT 


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