In this session we look at the topic of macro and table-top photography. We look at the equipment you may need. Including macro lenses and/or devices that permit you to focus close up.
We look at the need for a good tripod and the different tripod heads that are available. We also look at focusing rails and why they are helpful for macro photography.
The problem of very shallow depth of field is addressed and how we can use focus stacking to overcome this limitation.
For table-top photography we discuss a number of set-ups and lighting techniques using either studio lighting or off camera flash. We consider the problem of reflective objects such a bottles and how to light for them. We also look at the use of light-tents.
Suitable for: Anyone interested in macro or table-top photography. It is expected that you will have at least a basic knowledge of exposure.