Why? There’s big photographic potential to be found in the smallest of objects. Prepare to get closer than ever before during this week with instructor and macro shooter Tony Rizzuto. From a local floral nursery to the side streets of Missoula and Garnet Ghost Town, you go on the hunt for beauty with your macro lens in natural and man-made landscapes. In the studio, learn to control color and composition while enjoying the precision and command available with artificial lights and a controlled environment.
What? There’s no end to the potential subjects for macro photography. Rusty nails in a barn, colorful flowers in a vase, or fresh fruit at a farmers market are all works of art waiting for you to photograph them. Rizzuto brings his trademark blend of knowledge, humor, and ability to convey concepts to every level of photographer. Classroom lectures introduce you to creative macro composition techniques, methods for adding subtle light to a scene, and specific equipment for macro photography, including extension tubes, close up filters, and focusing rails. You then apply these skills and techniques during location-based field shoots. Rizzuto is available during shoots for refreshers or top-to-bottom assistance creating the photograph you see in your mind’s eye. Back in the classroom, constructive group critiques allow you to see the creations of your classmates and benefit from Tony’s well-trained eye.
Who? Intermediate level photographers comfortable with the manual exposure operation of their camera.