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Close-Up: Continuing in Macro Photography
Bill Fortney
with Bill Fortney
After teaching the basics of macro photography, Bill Fortney returns to get more in-deph with the techniques he demonstrated in Close Up: An Introduction to Macro Photography. Go i... READ MORE
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lessons: 11 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 3min
published: 2011
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Close-Up: Continuing in Macro Photography
with Bill Fortney
After teaching the basics of macro photography, Bill Fortney returns to get more in-deph with the techniques he demonstrated in Close Up: An Introduction to Macro Photography. Go in the studio with Bill as he shows you the set-up process and camera settings for several clever and easy-to-do macro shots - all it really takes is patience and discipline. Bill goes over his equipment and how each piece plays its part in a given shot. Plus, you'll pick up some great tips that Bill has learned during his career from his own experiences and from other photographers along the way. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Bill goes over his equipment for this course and gives you a quick reminder of the important takeaways from his intro class.
3min, 54sec
lesson 2: Stock Photography
These kinds of shots make for great stock photography or accents to hang on a wall.
8min, 2sec
lesson 3: Shooting a Lemon with Bubbles
Bill shows you how to make one of his most popular shots using a desk lamp, a lemon, soda water and a flower vase.
2min, 51sec
lesson 4: Reflection and Color
This shot uses reflection and color to make something as simple as a cheese grater look interesting.
4min, 33sec
lesson 5: Lighting, Color Temperature, and Angles
A desk lamp is all the lighting you need and it's versatile. Bill also talks about color temperature and how to set up the camera to get the best shot by shooting at an angle.
5min, 32sec
lesson 6: Oil and Water
Part of the fun of macro photography is seeing how creative you can get. Bill turns the studio into his lab and makes some interesting and creative colorful shots by shooting through oil and water.
7min, 56sec
lesson 7: Adding a Flash
Bill shows you an easy way to alter the color using a remote flash and gel.
6min, 3sec
lesson 8: Magnifying with Droplets
This creative shot is one of Bill's favorites: magnify an out-of-focus background through tiny droplets.
7min, 3sec
lesson 9: Timing and Flash
Bill uses commander mode to simplify what most believe to be a difficult shot.
3min, 53sec
lesson 10: Photographing Smoke
Learn how to make a cool smoke shot using a flower pod and a match.
5min, 42sec
lesson 11: Greater Than Life Size
Bill shows the most difficult aspect of macro photography – getting extremely close up. Then, he ends his lesson with some tips to help you improve your photography.
7min, 49sec
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Bill Fortney
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Premier Landscape & Nature Photographer
Bill is one of America's premier photographers specializing in landscape, close-up, nature, Americana, and travel. In 1991, he and his wife Sherelene founded the Great American Photography Weekends leading over 250 events in every major national park and in Africa, Europe, Canada, and the Galapagos Islands. Now retired after 11 years with Nikon Professional Services, Bill teaches workshops through his company His Light Workshops.
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