Macro Photography Workshop at Hudson Gardens

Wildlife photography

Take your macro photography to higher levels with this three-part macro photography workshop with photo shoot at Hudson Gardens.

Workshop includes an evening of classroom instruction at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows, followed by a Sunday morning instructional walking tour at Hudson Gardens, and culminates at a follow-up critique and galley showing back at the store.

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


$99, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

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

Tuition includes evening lecture, hands-on instructional shoot at Hudson Gardens, follow-up critique & in-store gallery showing, plus a matted 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!

Previous Workshop Attendees Testimonials

  • I wish I had taken this class sooner
  • Great class thanks
  • I found the gallery refreshing
  • I learned a lot of different things to try the day of the workshop
  • Excellent class
  • Many more useful takeaways than expected

More Info

Evening Lecture at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows includes guidelines and tips for making great pictures at Hudson Gardens. 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.

Shooting Workshop at Hudson Gardens is led by Mike’s Camera’s Joe Klocek and Scott Dougherty. Working with Joe and Scott, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph irises, roses, lilies, herbs, vegetables, water features, beehives, birds and much more! 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.

Follow up Critique at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows wraps up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique. We’ll review your best and not-so-great images from the day at Hudson Gardens and share techniques that really worked, and those that were not as useful. You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving positive and informative feedback.

Hudson Gardens workshops are limited to 25 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
  • Includes a beautifully matted 12x18 inch print of your best image!

Customer testimonial:

"I would highly recommend taking the three part Macro Photography workshop at Mike's Camera at Park Meadows; especially with Joe Klocek. Joe is the best. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and loves working with you in the Field. You can tell he has an overall passion for Photography.

He showed me how to use the Manual Mode, the Backlighting technique, and all about Photo-Stacking. I was able to create spectacular photos! I was especially happy about being able to take home a Matted Print of one of my favorite Photos. :))"

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Seminar: Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows

Workshop: Saturday July 20,2019 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Hudson Gardens

Gallery and Critique: Tuesday July 23, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows

Register for Macro Photography at Hudson Gardens

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