Macro Magic in the Mountains Workshop

July 15 – 19, 2019

Tuition -


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Location: Brevard, NC

Instructors: Janet Garrity Saucier and Les Saucier

Limit: 10 participants. 9 spots still open.

Master the magic of macro photography with one of the Southeast's best-known macro photographers and macro teachers, Les Saucier. Les and Janet Saucier will lead participants "through their backyard" to special locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway to shoot drifts of summer flowers, mountain ferns, carpets of moss and seasonal insects, such as butterflies.

This workshop also includes time with Les in the classroom, where you’ll be able to draw from his 40 years of experience in macro photography. Some of the things you'll learn in the classroom are:

  • all images are built from graphic design elements
  • critical factors in macro, such as background, depth of field and lightening
  • techniques to use in the field, such as focus-stacking
  • best methods of post-processing macro images

The highlights of every one of Janet and Les's workshops are the critiques of participants' work. You'll learn more about your unique vision and creative processing during the two critiques included in this workshop than in any other part of the workshop. Critiques are so important that Les never teaches a workshops without participants' photo critiques.

Macro photography involves small subjects, but the art entails a large set of skills. Join Les and Janet as they walk you through the skills of macro photography. Whether you’ve been shooting for years or only a short time, if you enjoy macro and want to become a better macro photographer, this workshops will give you the opportunity.

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10% off all workshops/tours for returning workshop/tour participants - at check out, enter discount code: RETURN10

Additional Information About This Workshop

Tuition does not includes travel, lodging or food.

Tentative Schedule -

Our headquarters for this workshop is the conference room at the Hampton Inn, Pisgah Forest, NC.

◆ Wednesday 6:00 pm - meet in the conference room, local dinner together then back to the conference room for orientation.
◆ Thursday - early morning practice in the field. Afternoon - presentation in the meeting room. Late light in the field.
◆ Friday - early morning practice in the field. Afternoon - image critique in the meeting room. Sunset.
◆ Saturday - sunrise and practice in the field. Afternoon - post-processing in the conference room. Late light in the field.
◆ Sunday - sunrise and final image critique in the conference room.

Accommodations -

The Hampton Inn, 275 Forest Gate Drive, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, (828) 883-4800

Upon registration for this workshop, you'll be provided with a discount code for available lodging at the Hampton Inn. Please consider booking your room early. Brevard and Pisgah Forest are popular destinations during the time of this workshop.

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