Macro Photography Workshop at Heather Farms

Wildlife photography

Join our two-hour instructional photo tour of Heather Farms in Walnut Creek photographing beautiful landscapes and capturing macro shots of flowers and insects.

Heather, your instructor, will help you compose wall worthy quality photos as well as show you tips for taking great nature shots.

This class will include a 2 hour photography walk with access to an educated instructor for any hands-on questions about composition, lenses, and settings on your camera.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of landscape/macro photography while capturing amazing shots.
  • What are the best tools to have on hand when doing macro photography.
  • Tips for creating unique, eye-catching compositions.
  • The difference between lenses that can focus close and true macro lenses
  • How magnification relates to focal length and “working distance” explained
  • Tips for illuminating your close-up subject
  • How aperture affects depth-of-field when focusing closely


$129, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite registration fee

Save 10% if registering more than 10 days in advance

Tuition includes a 12 x 18 inch print of your best shot from the workshop and a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

More Info

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, class size is limited to 20 people.

Group will meet at The Gardens at Heather Farm

1540 March banks Drive

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

What to Bring

  • Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery
  • Variety of lenses
  • Auxiliary flash & or pocket reflector (recommended)
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Sun hat, sun screen
  • Includes a 12x18 inch print of your best image!

About your instructor:

Heather Shaw enjoys photographing people, animals, landscapes, events and whatever inspires her. Her goal is to keep capturing others' memories and also taking the path less traveled to capture scenes very few have ever seen. She has been an active professional photographer since 2009, and her passion for photography shows in her attitude and her work. Earning a photography degree from Modesto Junior College, Heather has extensive experience using, developing and printing film, using DSLR and Mirrorless cameras and editing images with Adobe Photoshop. She has had her work selected to appear in shows in Anaheim, CA and she has been recognized by a gallery located in Stockton.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Workshop: Thursday May 16,2019 6:30am to 8:30am

Group will meet at The Gardens at Heather Farm


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