Macro shots make it into Shutterstock

Uploaded many photos to Shutterstock over the week-end. I was delighted that my two favorite photos from Mike Moats Macro Bootcamp just got accepted by Shutterstock! Workshop participants will recognize these props:

Peacock Feather
Peacock feather Shutterstock

Watch Parts
Watch parts Shutterstock

You can see my review of the workshop here.

Thanks for the lessons, the guidance, and the confidence, Mike!

Need Help with your Macro or Business? Get Mike Moats’ e-books

For those who can’t attend Mike Moats’ wonderful workshop, here are some e-books you might want to get.

Mike Moats

Daily Macro View

____________________________________________________________________

Need help improving your macro skills, or looking to make a little money with your photography, check out my e-books.

Creating Art With Macro – $14.95 click here

70 Tips for Making Money as a Nature Photographer – $4.99 click here

___________________________________________________________________

View original post

Review – Mike Moats Macro Bootcamp

I recently attended Mike Moats Macro Bootcamp.

It was everything I hoped it would be. A tell-it-like-it-is description of how he takes his wonderful photographs, to the level of detail that you can do it yourself. He covered lenses, accessories, camera details, the keys to flower and critter photographs, what buyers want, taking photographs at a botanical garden, elements of design and composition, finding character in nature, his workflow, including demos of how he uses software to clean up his photos, fun ideas for photography, and many many more.

He has lots of opportunities for you to try out his tips, with plenty of things to take photos of. He walks around and gives you advice, suggestions, and lots of encouragement. Overall a very positive experience.

I can already tell the difference when I’m looking for that photo to take, such as at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens earlier this week:

Matthaei peonies pink between whites

You can follow his blog to learn more about this amazing and amazingly generous photographer.