A macro photography workshop with Andrew Goodall, held in Montville at the Russell Family Park…known to many of Andrew’s friends as Frog City. It’s a perfect location for hunting dwarf tree frogs, and other great subjects can be found here as well.
This is a three-hour workshop for small groups (six people only). It is held only a few times a year during the warmer months when the days are long and the subjects are (usually) plentiful. Consider it an intermediate workshop, focused on a very challenging field of photography. If you are a beginner still getting to know your camera, we strongly suggest doing Andrew’s Photography Essentials workshop first.
Andrew has spent many hours photographing at Frog City, and knows the common hiding spots for some great subjects. He will help you find your first subjects until you ‘get your eye in’ and start finding a few of your own. Then you can go to work with your macro lens while Andrew offers tips and techniques to suit each situation. Some shots will be hand-held, others may require a tripod. See how to deal with the shallow depth of field and find ways to increase the DOF if you need to. Learn to get sharp photos using autofocus and manual focus, and control your settings for well-exposed macro images. Andrew will also demonstrate some flash technique and demonstrate the pros and cons of working with artificial light.
Please note: We are visiting a place that is home to frogs and other good subjects, at a time of year when they are usually active and easy to find. But we are dealing with natural subjects in an open habitat. Every effort will be made to find you some froggy subjects but there can be no guarantees.
What to bring: Your camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) with a macro lens. A tripod (if you don’t have one you can borrow one of Andrew’s spares). A remote release if you have one but not essential. Make sure your battery is fully charged and you have plenty of space on your memory card. If you have an off-camera flash (not required), bring it along in case it comes in handy later in the day. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. A hat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and drinking water are advised.