Master Macro in the Mountains Workshop

July 20 – 24, 2020

Tuition -


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Location: Brevard, NC

Instructors: Janet Garrity Saucier and Les Saucier

Limit: 10 participants.

Master the magic of macro photography with one of the Southeast's best-known macro photographers and macro teachers, Les Saucier. Les and Janet Garrity 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 and Janet in the classroom, where you’ll be able to draw from more than 40 combined-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 lighting
  • 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 and Janet never teach a workshop 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 workshop will give you the opportunity.

Questions? Email us at Please read our Workshop FAQs prior to registering.

10% off workshops and photo tours for returning clients - If you have taken a previous Saucier Photography workshop or photo tour of three days or more within the last five year, you're eligible to receive a 10% discount on future three-day or more workshop and photo tour registration fees. (Sorry, photo club sponsored workshops don't qualify for this discount, nor do our one or two-day workshops.) At check out, enter discount code: RETURN10

Additional Information About This Workshop

Tuition does not includes travel, lodging or food. Participants should be able to sustain full days, some may include a sunrise and/or a sunset shoot, and moderate walks on uneven terrain.

Tentative Schedule -

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

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

Hiking and Exertion -

There isn't much need for hiking unless you choose to do so, as most locations are a short distance from parking areas. Grounds may be uneven at some locations. Days can be long, so participants need to have stamina for a day in the field, particularly should the opportunity for a good sunrise and sunset occur on the same day.

Transportation -

Participants are responsible for their own transportation during the photo tour, as well as getting to the workshop/photo tour location and returning to your point of origin. We encourage car pooling during the workshop/photo tour when possible.

Trip Insurance -

Trip insurance is highly recommended in the case you need to cancel at the last minute due to family emergency and/or illness. Our cancellation policy is available on our Workshop FAQs page. Each hotel has its own cancellation policy, which you are responsible to be aware of and to follow.

Questions -

Many of your questions about our workshops and photo tours may be answered on our Workshop FAQs page. Plus, you're always welcome to send us an email:

About Us -

To learn more about Les and Janet Saucier, visit our About Us page.

What are the policies and procedures for our workshops? Read our Workshop FAQs.

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