The Art of Macro Photography
with Tiffany Kelly
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS JAN 8
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about macro photography, including the technical foundation, composition, lighting, editing, and more.
Macro photography makes for a therapeutic personal shooting project or a wonderful way to capture details for newborn and wedding clients. Learn how to slow down and take gorgeous macro photographs in this 4 week workshop.
Students will learn how to develop their own vision for macro photography, and how to incorporate different types of light and composition into their macro work. We will cover the technical details and basics of creating stunning macro photographs before moving into more advanced and creative applications. We will explore how to complete our vision with post-processing. This workshop will leave you feeling inspired by all the beauty you find in the details.
Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode. Students should have gear that allows them to shoot macro photography (a macro lens, Lensbaby with macro capability, filters, or extension tubes). Tiffany is happy to make a recommendation based on your budget.
what you’ll get
7 PDF lessons on the art of macro photography
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
9 macro shooting videos
EDITING VIDEOS AND TOOLS
10 macro editing videos and a pack of textures
2 live chat Q&A sessions
Welcome and Pre-Assignment
What to expect
Foundation of macro photography
Depth of field
Challenges specific to the macro genre and solutions
Capture the same subject with different depths of field
Composition and use of color in macro photography
The many genres of macro work (weddings, newborns, children, food, nature, etc)
Varying composition and background color/appearance
Creative applications of macro photography
Practice using a variety of lighting scenarios. Bonus assignment: try one of the creative applications of macro photography.
Editing macro images
Use of textures and overlays
Black and white macro techniques
Pulling it all together, and editing images with a final vision in mind.
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Tiffany Kelly is a portrait and fine art macro photographer who lives near Atlanta GA with her amazing husband, two adorable daughters, and one loyal rescue mutt. Tiffany enjoys celebrating everyday moments with her young daughters, loves finding beauty in the mundane, and adores capturing little details. She can often be found with a Starbucks latte in hand or having a dance party with her little ones. Her favorite form of relaxation is to buy herself flowers and slow down and explore them with her macro lens.
Her portfolio is available here.
The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as teaching assistants: Jessica Nelson. A number of course alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week. They also have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.