• Macro Photograph
    1:21

    Macro Photography: Inspiration, Insight & Creativity – Course Preview

    Come on along for exciting new adventures in the world of macro photography. You can do macro photography in your backyard, the woods, a garden, on the window sill, and in your kitchen. In this series of videos, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, will give you macro photography tips to help you make your close-up images…

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  • Macro Photography Tips
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    Macro Photography Tips and Techniques

    Macro photography is fascinating. It can open up an enchanting world. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, will give you macro photography tips to help you make your macro images memorable. Layne shows you the difference between the 200mm and 105mm lenses and the critical factor of focal length ratios in approaching your subject…

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  • 6:07

    Basic Equipment for Shooting Macro Photography

    Choosing the right macro equipment can be daunting. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, will discuss equipment options for shooting in the macro format. You will learn about the basic three lenses, 55mm, 200mm, and the most popular, the 105mm. Layne gives you his opinion on extension tubes and magnifying filters. He recommends carrying…

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  • Telephoto vs Macro Lens
    4:09

    Comparing a Telephoto vs. Macro Lens

    What lenses should you use to capture your close-up images? In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, will discuss a telephoto vs macro lens. Layne compares a regular 200mm telephoto lens with a macro 200mm lens. He demonstrates by shooting a flowering hibiscus plant. The 200mm telephoto only allows him to get within a few…

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  • Nature Photography
    6:33

    Capturing Details of Nature Photography

    What is the best destination for nature photography in the macro world? In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, takes you to a flower garden for his own choice of destinations. Layne explains, “The destination for your macro images can be any place, a cabin, a fence, or a garden, anything that begs to be…

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  • Shooting Insects
    8:29

    Macro Photography: Shooting Insects and Bugs

    Dragonflies, bees, caterpillars, insects. The little critters. There is beauty in these small living creatures, and macro photography will escort you into their world. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, takes you on a photography safari for shooting insects. You will learn that the first consideration is the choice of macro lenses. Do you…

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  • Macro Photography Ideas
    6:55

    Macro Photography Ideas for Your Next Shoot

    Macro photography includes so much more than close-ups of insects, leaves, and flowers. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, breaks the stereotype and takes you into his studio for macro photography ideas in the table top format. Layne explains, “It can be a lot of fun to create macro images out of simple props.”…

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  • Translucent Photography
    7:48

    Backlighting in Translucent Photography

    In macro photography, backlighting is often the key to a great image. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, guides you through lessons in translucent photography. Layne begins with a translucent lemon slice, pins it inside a flat glass vase, and adds tonic water for effervescence. For the backlight, he positions a dome light to…

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  • Texture Photography
    8:13

    Using Texture Photography to Capture a Unique Shot

    Macro photography could also be called texture photography because it allows you to get so close to your subject that you can almost feel the details. In this video, professional photographer, Layne Kennedy, shows you what he means by texture photography. Layne explains, “Think about the hairs on a caterpillar, the eyes on a bee,…

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