Creative Macro Workshop January 20 + 21, 2018


Creative Macro Workshop January 20 + 21, 2018


Creative Macro Workshop

January 20 + 21, 2018

  • January 20: 10:30am to 3:30pm
  • January 21: 10:30am to sunset

Join Amy for a two-day exploration of the up-close world of macro photography. Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects including plants, insects, reptiles and amphibians.

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In this two-day workshop, we will cover a wide variety of macro shooting-equipment options and techniques, as well as the technical aspects of shooting macro in mostly outdoor natural light settings with fauna and flora. We will cover using speedlights outside with macro photography.  And Amy will have one on hand to demonstrate.

We will then begin the exercises on making your macro photos unique, by thinking outside of the box, and putting a creative touch to each one by use of light, shadow, and special techniques Amy uses in the field. 

We will shoot outside both days, and on the second day we will go out to a garden, so please bring $3 for admission! 


January 20 +21, 2017

  • January 20: 10:30am to 3:30pm: Lecture and equipment demo,  some outside shooting
  • January 21: 10:30am to 3:30pm: In the field shooting and wrap up critique


  • •DSLR  or MIRRORLESS camera and lens
  • •A good understanding of ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and how to control your exposure.
  • Macro lens or macro lens modifiers (extension tubes or macro lens filters).   You can rent lenses at Please email me if you have questions on which to get.

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LensProToGo is the perfect place to rent cameras, lenses, and other photography and video gear including, Canon and Nikon, shipped to anywhere in the US. Receive an exclusive discount for your rentals when signing up for a workshop through Amy Shutt Photography or Amy Shutt Photography or The Canid Project. 

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Venus Optics Laowa is a new company started by a group of macro photography enthusiasts who design and create their own macro photography lenses. Their mission is to design and create lenses which are truly unique, practical and affordable. They began with the Venus 60mm 2:1 macro (which enables twice life-size reproduction), and have followed this up with the LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 wide macro.  

Receive an exclusive discount for purchase of a Laowa lens when signing up for our Creative Macro Workshop or our Ecuador + Galapagos Photo Tour! 

Class and Workshop Conditions and Terms:

This agreement is between Instructor Amy Shutt and Student. 

1. The Student is responsible for providing all of the equipment necessary to complete the workshop  unless agreed upon otherwise.  

2. The Student understands that all documents that are given to him/her are copyrighted property of the Instructor and shall not be copied, distributed, or sold. 

3. The Student shall not compete as a photography mentor, instructor, or leader in an on-line and in-person capacity.

4. Schedule is subject to change by Instructor due to circumstances including, but not limited to, weather and  illness.

5.  The Instructor shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the Student and the Student's equipment during the course of the classes, workshops, field trips, or tours.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • 3 weeks prior to event: 100% refund
  • After 3 weeks prior to event: no refund

Amy retains the right to cancel any class should the class not fill to the minimum requirement of attendees.