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Photography Walk: Abstract Macro Photography

February 21, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST


“Abstract Macro Photography”
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography

Have you ever wanted to get as close to the heart of a flower as a honeybee does? As you enter into this inner world, images become abstract—emphasizing the features of color, line, and texture inherent in a single flower. In this session, Mary Louise will explain the photography techniques and creative approach needed to make unique abstract close-up images. Embrace your creativity as you practice extreme close-up techniques in the indoor classroom using cut flowers you bring.



What to bring

  • Suitable for traditional cameras (DSLR and mirror-less) and smartphones.
  • At least one of the following for traditional cameras:
    • Zoom or fixed focal length Lens with a focal length over 70mm combined with either extension tubes or close-up diopters to enable close focusing. (See January photo walk for recommendations.)
    • Macro lens (90mm or longer focal length)
  • Smartphone users will need to have an accessory macro lens (e.g. 10x or greater magnification – Mary Louise I recommends lenses by Sirui, Moment, or Olloclip)
  • A tripod is required since we will be photographing indoors, potentially at shutter speeds too slow for hand-holding without blur. A tripod ball head is preferable for ease of positioning.
    • Smartphone users can use a smartphone tripod adapter (Mary Louise recommends meFoto)
  • Cut flowers or similar (for practice). Bring a vase, flower frog, or floral foam to hold flowers. Deep flowers (e.g. lily, alstroemeria, etc.) provides easier practice opportunities
  • Bagged lunch


Cost: $30.00 for members, $40.00 for nonmembers.
Registration: Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 12 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Cancellation: Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the program’s start date. No refunds will be made after this time. A 15% cancellation fee applies.


February 21, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
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Ruby McSwain Education Center
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
(919) 513-7005
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Chris Glenn
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