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.
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Bill goes over his equipment for this course and gives you a quick reminder of the important takeaways from his intro class.
These kinds of shots make for great stock photography or accents to hang on a wall.
Bill shows you how to make one of his most popular shots using a desk lamp, a lemon, soda water and a flower vase.
This shot uses reflection and color to make something as simple as a cheese grater look interesting.
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.
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.
Bill shows you an easy way to alter the color using a remote flash and gel.
This creative shot is one of Bill's favorites: magnify an out-of-focus background through tiny droplets.
Bill uses commander mode to simplify what most believe to be a difficult shot.
Learn how to make a cool smoke shot using a flower pod and a match.
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.
Bill is one of America's premier photographer's specializing in Landscape, close-up, nature, Americana, and travel. In his 44 year career, Bill has been a High School teacher and football coach,…