|Water Drop Refraction
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|Instructor: Ron Goldman Duration: 2
Weeks Cost: USD85
If you love macro photography and have ever wanted to know how to capture a subject inside a water drop but have been unable to achieve the results you are after, then this class is for you! With the techniques taught in this class you will not only be able to create amazing images of subjects inside a single drop of water but also learn how to stack images with multiple drops as well as create some very cool abstracts using drops on glass.
This is a two week class so be prepared to hit the ground running because we will be covering a lot of information in a very short time!
There are some things you will need to have on hand before the class starts so you can immerse yourself into the wonderful world of water drops as soon as you read lesson 1:
A digital SLR with a true macro lens capable of at least 1:1 reproduction. If you have extension tubes, a bellows, or other methods of reaching even higher reproduction rates, even better!
A solid understanding of aperture and shutter speed and the ability to work in manual mode as well as using manual focus.
A good tripod and head are a necessity for all macro work and this class will be no exception. A shutter release or a self timer on your camera will help as well as using mirror lock up. If you are unfamiliar with these features, please read your camera manual and understand how they work before the class starts.
A "speedlite" type flash unit with the ability to fire it off camera while not an absolute necessity will really come in handy.
A syringe or eyedropper of some sort for placing drops. An 8x10 or larger piece of glass. One out of a picture frame works perfectly.
A variety of small subjects such as individual flower blossoms, colorful leaves, fruit, toys, just about anything you can think of that you would like to shoot.
8x10(smaller or larger is ok too!) prints of your own work for some of the images we will be shooting in the lessons.
If you have any questions on this equipment, feel free to email the instructor at email@example.com and he will help you get everything together that you will need.
Instructor: Ron Goldman
Ron Goldman is a photographer living in Washington State. Capturing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in photographs has always been one of Ron's passions. Whether outdoors with natural light or in his studio shooting with strobes, his strong sense of color comes through in all of his images.
Recent clients include Chef Magazine, Portland Menu Guide, Dealer Principal Magazine, Papa Haydn Restaurants and Microtrace Corporation. His stock images are represented by Super Stock, Acclaim Images, and Ad Stock Images. More of Ron's work can be seen here: www.rongoldmanphotography.com