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Close-Up Nature Photography: Beyond the Basics

with Adam Jones
Gain the skills and confidence to capture captivating close-up images!

Turn small-scale subjects into stunning shots with expert techniques for composition, lighting and focus. Award-winning photographer Adam Jones gives you the tools to master macro in the field, starting with gear recommendations and affordable substitutes for macro lenses. Learn how to evaluate subjects and create powerful compositions using elements of design. Take control of challenging light with modifiers for masterfully lit images or creative shots. Achieve crystal-clear focus despite limited depth of field and play with perspective with wide-angle and extension tube shots. Unlock the tools you need to take compelling close-up shots of nature’s incredible beauty today!

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Lesson 1. Finding Subjects

  • Meet your instructor, world-renowned photographer Adam Jones, as he helps you take your nature photography to the next level. Learn how to see, isolate and frame your subjects to avoid overall clutter and observe what makes a great subject and what scenes you should avoid.


Lesson 2. Using Natural Light


Lesson 3. Setting Up


Lesson 4. Small Viewpoints


Lesson 5. Depth of Field in a Small World


Lesson 6. Specialized Gear


Lesson 7. Wide-Angle Close-Ups

"It is truly motivating to listen to Adam; he talks in a measured way and gives you all the important information in an easily to understand fashion. I'm a beginner who has just purchased my first DSLR camera and macro lens and using what I learned from him was able to shoot beautiful pics of flowers and insects. Feeling very motivated to keep learning more. I would gladly give him 10 starts if I could!!"
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Canberra, Australia

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