Mike Moats

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The Art of Creating Successful Macro Images 

Saturday - Periods 1 and 2 repeat at Periods 3 and 4

Learn about the properly equipped macro photographer, how to control depth of field, two subject compositions, finding character in nature. Mike has had success with his macro photography, being published in many photo magazines, contest wins, and selling thousands of prints at art shows.   He has analyzed what makes his images successful, and will teach you how to take your photography to the next level, and how  to create your own personal style.

Macro Photography Workshop 

Sunday - Periods 1 and 2  repeat at Periods 3 and 4

In this hands-on workshop, Mike teaches a few basics of the equipment needed for macro, camera settings, focusing, depth of field, and tips on composition.

In the second half of the session, participants will be provided with a variety of subjects to photograph using natural light. Mike will provide one-on-one guidance to help address any challenges or questions, and assist each photographer.

Photographers should bring a camera, macro lens, and tripod.

Bio: Mike Moats is an international award winning, professional Macro Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan.  He started shooting as a hobby in 2001 and it quickly grew into a full-time business.  His images and articles have been published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, Shutterbug, PC Photo Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper in the Woods, Michigan Game Finder, NANPA's Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, Tamron's blog and Fujifilms Newsletters.  He has won numerous local and international awards, and was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006.  He also became a member of Tamron's "Image Masters" and a Vanguard Pro in 2006.  He offers Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops, Boot Camps, and has how-to macro videos and e-books.  You can also catch him speaking at many of the photo conferences held around the country.

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Website:  www.tinylandscapes.com

Blog:  www.mikemoatsblog.com

Store Front:  www.macrostoreonline.com

Rick Sammon

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Creative Visualization for Photographers

Sunday - Periods 1 and 2 repeat at Periods 3 and 4

In this informative and fun-filled presentation, Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon will begin by sharing his people, wildlife, landscape and travel pictures from around the globe – illustrating creative visualization for photographers.

For every image, Rick will share a photographic technique, digital darkroom tip, or a photo philosophy. He will cover composition, seeing the light, controlling the light, playing with the light, HDR, setting goals and getting/staying motivated.

This is not just a slide show of pretty images. Rick is here to share what he’s learned over his many years as a professional photographer.

As Rick “takes” us on a visual journey through the exciting world of digital photography, he will share some of his favorite Lightroom and Photoshop enhancements. 

Visit with Rick at http://www.ricksammon.com. Rick can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 BioCanon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

Rick’s latest books are Creative Visualization for Photographers and Evolution of an Image.

While Rick describes himself as “evolving,” he hesitates to categorize his work. “I’m an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all – and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”

With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and many more anticipated for the road ahead.  As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”

Visit with Rick at http://www.ricksammon.com. Rick can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..