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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Mike Moats Photography
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At the end of April, I will be presenting a one day macro seminar sponsored by the Seven Ponds Nature Photography Club.  Held at the Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden, Michigan.   The date is April 27th 2019, time from 9am to 3pm. 

 

They will also have Midwest Camera there to clean camera sensors for $30.

 

Seven Ponds Club Members $25

 

Non Seven Ponds Club Members $35

 

Ticket availability, you can contact the club via email at : 7PondsPhotoExpo@gmail.com

 
Friday, April 05, 2019
By Mike Moats Photography
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A couple years ago the country got to see the most unique auto graveyard in the world.  The New York Times did an article about Old Car City, and soon followed was CBS Sunday Morning News, Time Warner News, Yahoo News, and even a rumor of a reality show.  The attendance of photographers has exploded since all the news reports, which is good so that it keeps Old Car City in business.

 

CBS News video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l56yUuR48LI&feature=share

 

4,500 old cars, six miles of trails, through beautiful woodlands.
45 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, and two miles east of I-75.

 

Let me show you where all the best shots are, and how to get the most out of this magical place.

 

Old Car City Workshop
November 1st and 2nd, 2019
Cost $299 - Plus daily entry fee into Old Car City
Sign Up Here

 

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Friday, April 05, 2019
By Mike Moats Photography
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Sunday, March 31, 2019
By Mike Moats Photography
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April Macro Photo Club News

 
The April theme. Soft Focus Flowers. Images with just a little bit of the flower in focus and a lot out of focus. I have videos about how to do this in the Macro Club Video, search it out if you don't know how to do this.
 
Post your images in the Mike Moats Macro Photo Club's facebook group.
 
The March product giveaway was a $50 gift card from Hunt's Photo and the winner is, Jennifer Bergstresser, from PA. So Jennifer, contact me and I'll get you set up with Hunt's.
 
For the April product giveaway, we have a Streetwalker V2.0 photo backpack from Think Tank Photo Bags. Value $174.00
 
As the weather starts to warm, I will be adding some new videos into the collection of videos for the Macro Photo Club Lifetime Members.
 
For those who have signed up for the lifetime membership in the Macro Photo Club, when you signed up you were sent an email that contained the links to the four categories of video. That is how you access the videos. It says in the email to save that email and it is how you access the videos whenever you need to view them.
 
If you are not yet in the Macro Photo Club Lifetime Membership, sign up now. If you are a former membership who's 12 month membership has run out, contact me for the 50% off code when you sign up for the lifetime membership.
macrogeekmike@yahoo.com
 
For those who would like to be a new member of the Macro Photo Club, go to my website and click on the Macro Photo Club link at the top of the page.

 

 
Monday, March 18, 2019
By Mike Moats Photography
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For those of you who have been following me for a few years, you know one of my favorite subjects to photograph are leaves.  As we wait for spring to pop here in the northern regions of the country, we don't have those nice colorful pristine leaves to shoot at this time of year.  After the snow has melted away in the wooded areas we are left with some flattened and washed out winter leaves.  But hope is not all lost, I will still go out for a hike and look for some interesting patterns along with some nice contrast in the tones of the leaves.  Here is a look at the wooded area I'm exploring today.

 

I liked this washed out white Maple leave contrasting with the darker Sycamore and Oak leaves.  I wanted the image to look a little more artsy, I processed it with a painting filter in Topaz Impressions program.

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