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Photography | Macro Desert World at Tanque Verde Ranch
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Class #: FTVRMM011022
Dates: 01/10/22 to 01/14/22
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $1,049.00
Accommodations: Lodging and Meals are separate [ Click here ]
Availability: Spaces Still Available
Materials: $0.00
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Instructor: Mike Moats  | View Instructor's: Bio  | Other Classes

Class Description: 

In this 4-day photography workshop with the 5th day for self-exploration come capture the Sonoran desert tiny landscapes with the help of international award winning professional macro photographer Mike Moats

Spend one day at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, known as America's best Secret garden photographing succulent and cactus plants. Enjoy another day at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. It’s a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place.

The Tucson Ranch, located in the foothills of the Rincon mountains showcases some of the oldest Saguaro cactuses in the region and the grounds include a wide variety of flowers and desert plants perfect for macro-photography. With Mike, you will be searching out artistic designs and abstracts in the desert plant life.

Key Concepts covered in this workshop:

Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories

Controlling light with diffusers, reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting.


Depth of Field

How to control depth of field with f/stops and special techniques / focus stacking with Helicon Focus.



Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures / contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds / Two Subject Compositions / What not to do when composing.


Post Processing

Learn Mike's post processing techniques using Photoshop, Smart Photo Editor, Nik Software, and Topaz software programs.


Tuition includes all admission fees. 




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