"Creative Choices for Close Up Photography"
by Dennis Goulet, HonNEC-Rhode Island
Monday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Close-up and macro photography open opportunities for both indoor and outdoor subjects. While strictly defined, macro photography is a genre of photography that requires some expense and special knowledge, close up photography is something that is within everyone's reach. Using a range of lenses from fisheye to super telephoto lens, capturing close-up images is achievable by anyone.
This program largely ignores lens and camera options, and concentrates on creative choices in using the lenses you own. Controlling the background, managing the light and adding light are the principle focus of this program; with off-camera flash hardware and techniques discussed in detail. Merging multiple images into a panoramic macro image and focus stacking techniques are also described. Numerous examples are used throughout the presentation to illustrate the' Creative Choices for Close-Up Photography'.
A member of Photographic Society of Rhode Island, Dennis Goulet, HonNEC has been a photographer for nearly 50 years, and currently concentrates on nature and landscape subjects. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists-CamNats and is a vice-president of the New England Camera Club Council -NECCC in charge of the conference vendors and â€˜Door Prize Extravaganzaâ€™. He gives presentations both showcases and on photographic technique at camera clubs, has presented six times at the NECCC annual photography conference, and has judged at numerous club and interclub competitions as well as several international exhibitions. He was the General Chairman of the 2013 and 2014 NECCC Annual Photography Conference.
Dennisâ€™ images have appeared in several magazines including Audubon, Natureâ€™s Best Photography, Wild Bird, Birderâ€™s World, Rhode Island Monthly, Outdoor Photographer, and Sierra, as well as on the websites of Audubon and National Wildlife magazine. His image of a Green-breasted Mango was selected Grand Prize Winner of Audubon Magazineâ€™s Birds-In-Focus photography contest.
For more of his work, please visit his website at www.dennisgoulet.us