Macro Photography & Focus Stacking Made Easy
What you'll learn
- Select the right camera, lenses, attachments and light sources.
- Use focus stacking, and process stacked images in Photoshop and Helicon Focus.
- Take close-up and macro photos using a range of lenses, attachments and light sources.
- Use your computer to capture stacked images.
- A DSLR or mirrorless camera.
- A Windows or Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop loaded (a free trial version is available)
Explore the amazing world of Close-up and Macro Photography and Focus Stacking with an internationally published photographer. Learn the techniques and equipment (optical, lighting and support) needed to achieve sharply focused, well-exposed photographs of flowers, insects and much more.
This intensive course will show you how to get the most from your DSLR and mirrorless camera and how to enhance its macro capabilities in very affordable ways. Find out, for instance, how to turn your ordinary lens into a superb macro lens for only a few dollars. Or how to turn your on-board flash into a macro flash for small change.
The course covers every type of close-up shot, all the way to extreme macro, and equipment ranging from macro and reversed lenses to close-up attachments and bellows. It also covers focus stacking techniques (including processing through Photoshop and Helicon Focus) as well as software and equipment for extreme macro.
What Udemy students are saying about this course:
This course had a lot of great tips and instruction on macro photography for a beginner like me. I’ve learned about cameras and other equipment used in macro photography. The instructor has a vast range of knowledge that he presents in an easy to digest manner. I like how the instructor uses DIY equipment as well as equipment that can be purchased. It gives the student options when first starting out with macro photography. This course is a great reference guide as well. I know I’ll be referring back to it as I practice. If you’re a beginner like me, I highly recommend this course! -- Jamie Santellano
Great work; good quality videos; precise, clear commentary_ instructions and product recommendations. Great Teacher! Worth watching if you are interested in macro photography, as I am. Now to get my camera and already purchased gear and go out to find shots and to shop for some new gear that was suggested. Look out world, here I come! -- Rudra Tyson
Just a great discussion. I really enjoyed the "out of the box" ideas to make macro photography cheaper. Really good detailed explanation . . . -- Ross Brewer
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to advanced photographers interested in close-up and macro with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera
Nic van Oudtshoorn has been a photo-journalist and documentary film maker for more than 40 years, now specialising in close-up and macro.
Nic's photos have appeared in books, calendars, newspapers and magazines (including Time and Reader's Digest) around the world. His photographic excellence has earned him the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, the oldest and one of the most prestigious such organisations in the world. His footage has been seen on TV around the world, including National Geographic and Discovery channels.
Nic is a qualified instructor with a Masters degree and enjoys training photographers at local colleges and online.