Take your macro photography to higher levels with this two-part macro photography workshop with photoshoot at Heritage Park in Dublin California!

Join Dave Rhodes from Sony as he shares his secrets for Macro Photography and guides you to the correct settings and gear to use to capture your most detailed images. At the Practical portion of the event, Sony will have some of the the latest Mirrorless gear for you to test for Free but you are of course welcome to bring your own gear with you as well.

Workshop includes an evening of online instruction in the Mike’s Camera virtual classroom, followed by a Saturday morning instructional workshop in Heritage Park with Free Gear loaners from Sony.

What You’ll Learn

  • 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
  • Composition and exposure tips as they relate to macro photography

Sony will be providing award winning mirrorless cameras and macro lenses for you to experience during the field trip part of the workshop.  Be sure to bring an SD card to use in the cameras.

Tuition: $149.00


Covid-19 Guidelines

-During the photoshoot, we will be breaking up into small groups to allow for safe social distancing.

Tuition includes evening webinar, hands-on instructional photography session at Heritage Park.

More Info

Evening Webinar  includes guidelines and tips for making great Macro images. We’ll cover some tools and accessories that will help you in your quest to make stunning macro images. We’ll also cover composition, exposure value and will answer all your questions.

The Evening webinar will be recorded and available for you to view for up to 7 days.

Photo Workshop at Heritage Park is led by Mike’s Camera’s Heather Shaw and Dave Rhodes from Sony. Working with Heather & Dave, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph flowers, outside the Heritage museum and around the grounds! The Mike’s Camera staff will always be nearby to assist you with technical questions and provide hands-on instruction to ensure you execute best practices and capture the best shots possible.

We will be setup outside the museum, on the porch and pathway. Meeting place is right in front of the museum.

This workshops are limited to 30 photographers, 12 years and older. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older.

What to Bring

  • Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery
  • Variety of lenses– this will be discussed in the evening lecture
  • Auxiliary flash & or pocket reflector
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Sun hat, sun screen

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Evening Webinar: Tuesday July 5, 2022 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM PDT

Photographing Session at Heritage Park: Saturday July 9, 2022 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM PDT


PLEASE NOTE:  Registration will close 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

You will receive a link to access the webinar the day before it begins.

If you have any issues, please contact us at education@mikescamera.com.

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