VRABE Regional Adult Based Education

Macro and Close-Up Photography Done Inexpensively PH03

11 Seats Available

Macro and Close-Up Photography Done Inexpensively





Location: Instructor:
  • Peter Glass

Meeting Times

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Have you ever wanted to photograph very small objects so that you can see what they look like blown-up? If so, this class will show you everything necessary to accomplish that… inexpensively!

We’ll begin by going over a few basic concepts of photography including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth-of-field. I’ll then cover how wide-angle vs telephoto vs mid-range lens settings help determine the overall look of the image. For some people, this will be a review; for others it will be brand new information.

We’ll then move on to discussing the concepts behind macro and close-up photography. I’ll explain the difference between the two, and talk about the steps necessary for creating dynamic images.

After that, it will be show and tell. I’ll break out my equipment, including camera, tripod, reflectors, photographers wax, and clamps. I’ll set up some small objects on the café table and, in detail, walk you through how to photograph them. Along the way, I’ll show you how to use a close-up filter, extension tube, bellows, reversal ring, and focusing rail – all items that convert normal lenses into macro lenses.

A very complete handout will be given out at the class. It contains almost all of the information presented in class. And I think you’ll find it an ideal tool for reviewing the material at home.

There are no discounts available for this class.  

Additional Notes

NOTE: This is a LIVE, ONLINE class. You will be able to see and hear and talk to everyone during the session. You’ll also be able to view the same graphics, programs, and websites that I show during my live classes. Once you sign-up, you’ll receive information about how to download Webex (the program I'll be using for the presentation) and how to log-in. In addition, you will receive a PDF file of the class handout. Please print the handout – we will be using it during the class.

You will receive an email with a link to webex prior to the first class.  

Webex is easy and quick to install, and simple to operate. I'll explain how the program works during the class.

IMPORTANT: If you have not downloaded Webex before, please give yourself 15 minutes before the class begins to download and install it.


  • Class Fee $25.00
Total: $25.00