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Monday, August 20, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Pro nature photographers rely on developing a solid workflow to overcome challenges they face in the field. Lets take an example of one of my favorite the genre of nature photography: Outdoor Macro photography. An outdoor macro photographer faces several challenges while trying to photograph small subjects. To capture successful macro photographs, you need to overcome several challenges.
 
Finding the Right Subject
While this may sound like it is not a challenge, finding the right subject requires you to slow down and really get close to your subject. If you want to find a good macro subject, I highly recommend that you slow down and immerse yourself in local environment.
 
Dealing with the Weather
Managing wind is one of the most common challenges to overcome when shooting any subject that is not completely static (such as flowers, leaves, and stems). When possible, we use a fast shutter speed to capture sharp photos of the wind-blown subject. However, we must routinely decide on the right trade-off between DOF (aperture), shutter speed, ISO, and the right filters.
 
Focus
If you find that you are struggling to focus on macro subjects, you are not alone. The focus mechanism on the macro lenses is very slow. Additionally, it is very difficult to re-frame your photos by moving your macro lenses because even the smallest lens movements make your subject fall out of the frame. We employ pre-focusing workflow and focus stacking to capture tiny subjects with just the right amount of details. 
 
Creative Workflow
Technical expertise alone is not enough to capture stunning macro photos. Even if you know how to use your camera and your macro lens outdoors, macro subjects may present problems that will require a creative workflow and out of box thinking. 
 
Our partners at Visual Wilderness are having their Mid Year sale that is focused on developing solid workflows for number of different genre's of nature photography. Each video tutorials from is can be individually priced at ONLY $39...or you can get Stream All video tutorials on Visual Wilderness for just $9.95/mo (paid annually). Click on the link below to take advantage of this incredible Limited Time Offer.
FYI: Here are few reasons why I find streaming more attractive then purchase:
  • Get unlimited streaming access to ALL landscape photography tutorials on Visual Wilderness.
  • Get access to NEW video tutorials & Upgrades  that are posted while your service is active.
  • As long as your service remains active, your monthly price will not go up.
  • You will never have to worry about losing your video files due to hard drive failure, computer upgrades and crashes.
  • Get access from any location and any device with an high speed internet connection.
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Pro nature photographers rely on developing a solid workflow to overcome challenges they face in the field. Lets take an example of one of my favorite the genre of nature photography: Outdoor Macro photography. An outdoor macro photographer faces several challenges while trying to photograph small subjects. To capture successful macro photographs, you need to overcome several challenges.
 
Finding the Right Subject
While this may sound like it is not a challenge, finding the right subject requires you to slow down and really get close to your subject. If you want to find a good macro subject, I highly recommend that you slow down and immerse yourself in local environment.
 
Dealing with the Weather
Managing wind is one of the most common challenges to overcome when shooting any subject that is not completely static (such as flowers, leaves, and stems). When possible, we use a fast shutter speed to capture sharp photos of the wind-blown subject. However, we must routinely decide on the right trade-off between DOF (aperture), shutter speed, ISO, and the right filters.
 
Focus
If you find that you are struggling to focus on macro subjects, you are not alone. The focus mechanism on the macro lenses is very slow. Additionally, it is very difficult to re-frame your photos by moving your macro lenses because even the smallest lens movements make your subject fall out of the frame. We employ pre-focusing workflow and focus stacking to capture tiny subjects with just the right amount of details. 
 
Creative Workflow
Technical expertise alone is not enough to capture stunning macro photos. Even if you know how to use your camera and your macro lens outdoors, macro subjects may present problems that will require a creative workflow and out of box thinking. 
 
Our partners at Visual Wilderness are having their Mid Year sale that is focused on developing solid workflows for number of different genre's of nature photography. Each video tutorials from is can be individually priced at ONLY $39...or you can get Stream All video tutorials on Visual Wilderness for just $9.95/mo (paid annually). Click on the link below to take advantage of this incredible Limited Time Offer.
FYI: Here are few reasons why I find streaming more attractive then purchase:
  • Get unlimited streaming access to ALL landscape photography tutorials on Visual Wilderness.
  • Get access to NEW video tutorials & Upgrades  that are posted while your service is active.
  • As long as your service remains active, your monthly price will not go up.
  • You will never have to worry about losing your video files due to hard drive failure, computer upgrades and crashes.
  • Get access from any location and any device with an high speed internet connection.
 
Monday, August 13, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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Added a new video. For the lifetime members, go to the email you were sent when you signed up. Click on the "Macro Photo Club - Tips from the Field" in the four categories, and login with the password, and check out the Turkscap Lily video. I'll be adding some more soon.

If you are not a lifetime member yet, sign up now. CLICK HERE

 
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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For all our Macro Photo Club members who post their photos on our facebook Mike Moats Macro Photo Club group, the theme for the month of August is Crittters.  Post any butterflies, dragonflies, bugs, frogs, etc.

 
Sunday, August 05, 2018
By Mike Moats Photography
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